Second language keyboard uninstall


  1. Posts : 164
    Windows 10 Pro 10.0.17763 Build 17763
       #1

    Second language pack uninstall


    I wrongly installed Spanish language package on my laptop. I thought I was just adding a second keyboard. So now when I click Eng in my right-hand bottom of the taskbar I get a menu that shows Eng, Esp, and Language preferences. I would really like to uninstall the Spanish language that I added so that I end up with the original Eng (USA) only. but when I go to language preferences and I click on esp, the remove button is grayed out. Can anyone please tell me how to uninstall the Spanish language pack that I installed?
    I wanted to add a new keyboard like in the old days one used the Control Panel NOT a language pack.
    Thanks in advance for all assistance.
    Second language keyboard uninstall-language.png

    I have now just realised that in Settings I can no longer get Help, Comments, etc. in English; it is all Spanish. And I still cannot get rid of the Spanish Language Pack from my machine. So also is the Weather tile; it's in Spanish. Someone please help!
    Last edited by Tony Vella; 26 Oct 2018 at 00:38.
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  2. Posts : 35,002
    Win 10 Pro (1903) (2nd PC is 21H2)
       #2

    Hi, from the Tutorial section
    Windows 10 Tutorial Index | Windows 10 Tutorials
    try
    Add, Remove, and Change Display Language in Windows 10 | Windows 10 Tutorials

    Post back if this doesn't work, highlighting which point in this doesn't match your experience. Thanks.

    Note too that the tutorial covers changing the display language- this should also be possible without removing the pack.

    Other options:
    System restore
    Restore your previously created disk image. (You do use disk imaging routinely I hope...)
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  3. Posts : 164
    Windows 10 Pro 10.0.17763 Build 17763
    Thread Starter
       #3

    Thank you Dalchina. No joy! When in Settings and set on ENG, when I click Get Help I want a box that says Help not Buscar ayuda, and when I click Feedback I want a box that says Feedback not Centro de Comentarios. And when I want to uninstall a Language Pack I do not wish the Remove button for that language pack to be grayed out. Am I asking too much?
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  4. Posts : 35,002
    Win 10 Pro (1903) (2nd PC is 21H2)
       #4

    Without a clear screenshot I can't see how you got to where you are and whether you're looking at the right thing.
    It is a slightly less than obvious GUI area (my opinion).

    Hence I said:
    Post back if this doesn't work, highlighting which point in this doesn't match your experience.

    Please post a couple of screenshots showing the sequence you are using, remembering I can't see your PC.And if you really can't uninstall it, please comment on the options I posted:
    Other options:
    System restore do you have this enabled- any useful restore points?
    Restore your previously created disk image. (You do use disk imaging routinely I hope...) do you?

    Remember MS is moving things from the Control Panel to Settings, and this is build dependent.
    If you're using 1809. e.g, you might have found another bug.... Yours looks like 1803.
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  5. Posts : 35,002
    Win 10 Pro (1903) (2nd PC is 21H2)
       #5

    There is another way to do this:
    How to Install and Uninstall Languages in Windows 10
    - scroll down to
    Remove or uninstall Language packs in Windows 10

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  6. Posts : 1,484
    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit
       #6

    Hi dalchina, It looks like it is a bug in version 1803 by looking at the link below on the Microsoft Community where
    someone else has the same problem. Do not know if this helps, just something to look at.



    Remove language button greyed out - Microsoft Community

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  7. Posts : 35,002
    Win 10 Pro (1903) (2nd PC is 21H2)
       #7

    Thanks- another good reason to be glad I'm still on 1709.

    There remain the other 3 options I've mentioned..

    Keyboard:
    Add or Remove Keyboard Layouts in Windows 10 | Windows 10 Tutorials
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  8. Posts : 164
    Windows 10 Pro 10.0.17763 Build 17763
    Thread Starter
       #8

    SOLVED. The initial installation of ESP Argentina did not install properly. I re-downloaded and re-installed. Now, Eng is all English ans ESP is all Spanish. Thanks to all who helped.
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