How to Change Display Language in Windows 10


The display language you select changes the default language used by all Windows features like Settings and File Explorer.

See also: Manage the input and display language settings in Windows 10 | Windows Support

This tutorial will show you how to change the display language for your account in Windows 10.


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OPTION ONE

Change Display Language in Settings


1 If you haven't already, you will need to install the language pack of the added language you want to set as your display language. (see screenshots below)

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2 Open Settings, and click/tap on the Time & Language icon.

3 Click/tap on Language on the left side, and select a Windows display language you want in the drop menu on the right side. (see screenshots below)

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4 Click/tap on Yes, sign out now or No, sign out later for what you want to do. (see screenshot below)

The selected display language will not be applied until you sign out and sign in next.

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OPTION TWO

Change Display Language in PowerShell


1 If you haven't already, you will need to install the language pack of the added language you want to set as your display language. (see screenshots below)

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2 To See a List of All Currently Installed Language Packs

A) Open an elevated PowerShell.

B) Copy and paste the DISM /online /Get-Intl command into the elevated PowerShell, and press Enter. (see screenshot below)

C) Make note of the language tag (ex: "en-GB") of the installed language pack you want to set as your display language (ex: "English (United Kingdom)"). (see table below)

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Language Language tag
Afrikaans (South Africa) af-ZA
Albanian (Albania) sq-AL
Amharic (Ethiopia) am-ET
Arabic (Saudi Arabia) ar-SA
Armenian (Armenia) hy-AM
Assamese (India) as-IN
Azerbaijan az-Latn-AZ
Bangla (Bangladesh) bn-BD
Basque (Basque) eu-ES
Belarusian be-BY
Bangla (India) bn-IN
Bosnian (Latin) bs-Latn-BA
Bulgarian (Bulgaria) bg-BG
Catalan ca-ES
Central Kurdish ku-ARAB-IQ
Cherokee chr-CHER-US
Chinese (Hong Kong SAR) zh-TW
Chinese (PRC) zh-CN
Chinese (Taiwan) zh-TW
Croatian (Croatia) hr-HR
Czech (Czech Republic) cs-CZ
Danish (Denmark) da-DK
Dari prs-AF
Dutch (Netherlands) nl-NL
English (United States) en-US
English (United Kingdom) en-GB
Estonian (Estonia) et-EE
Filipino fil-PH
Finnish (Finland) fi-FI
French (Canada) fr-CA
French (France) fr-FR
Galician gl-ES
Georgian (Georgia) ka-GE
German (Germany) de-DE
Greek (Greece) el-GR
Gujarati (India) gu-IN
Hausa (Latin, Nigeria) ha-Latn-NG
Hebrew (Israel) he-IL
Hindi (India) hi-IN
Hungarian (Hungary) hu-HU
Icelandic (Iceland) is-IS
Igbo (Nigeria) ig-NG
Indonesian (Indonesia) id-ID
Irish (Ireland) ga-IE
isiXhosa (South Africa) xh-ZA
isiZulu (South Africa) zu-ZA
Italian (Italy) it-IT
Japanese (Japan) ja-JP
Kannada (India) kn-IN
Kazakh (Kazakhstan) kk-KZ
Khmer (Cambodia) km-KH
K'iche' (Guatemala) quc-Latn-GT
Kinyarwanda rw-RW
Kiswahili (Kenya) sw-KE
Konkani (India) kok-IN
Korean (Korea) ko-KR
Kyrgyz (Kyrgyzstan) ky-KG
Lao (Laos) lo-LA
Latvian (Latvia) lv-LV
Lithuanian (Lithuania) lt-LT
Luxembourgish (Luxembourg) lb-LU
Macedonian (FYROM) mk-MK
Malay (Malaysia, Brunei, and Singapore) ms-MY
Malayalam (India) ml-IN
Maltese (Malta) mt-MT
Maori (New Zealand) mi-NZ
Marathi (India) mr-IN
Mongolian (Cyrillic) mn-MN
Nepali (Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal) ne-NP
Norwegian, Bokmål (Norway) nb-NO
Norwegian, Nynorsk (Norway) nn-NO
Odia (India) or-IN
Persian fa-IR
Polish (Poland) pl-PL
Portuguese (Brazil) pt-BR
Portuguese (Portugal) pt-PT
Punjabi (India) pa-IN
Punjabi (Arabic) pa-Arab-PK
Quechua (Peru) quz-PE
Romanian (Romania) ro-RO
Russian (Russia) ru-RU
Scottish Gaelic gd-GB
Serbian (Cyrillic, Bosnia and Herzegovina) sr-Cyrl-BA
Serbian (Cyrillic, Serbia) sr-Cyrl-RS
Serbian (Latin, Serbia) sr-Latn-RS
Serbian (Latin, Serbia) sr-Latn-RS
Sesotho sa Leboa (South Africa) nso-ZA
Setswana (South Africa) tn-ZA
Sindhi (Arabic) sd-Arab-PK
Sinhala (Sri Lanka) si-LK
Slovak (Slovakia) sk-SK
Slovenian (Slovenia) sl-SI
Spanish (Mexico) es-MX
Spanish (Spain) es-ES
Swedish (Sweden) sv-SE
Tajik (Cyrillic) tg-Cyrl-TJ
Tamil (India) ta-IN
Tatar (Russia) tt-RU
Telugu (India) te-IN
Thai (Thailand) th-TH
Tigrinya ti-ET
Turkish (Turkey) tr-TR
Turkmen tk-TM
Urdu ur-PK
Ukrainian (Ukraine) uk-UA
Uyghur ug-CN
Uzbek (Latin) uz-Latn-UZ
Valencian ca-ES-valencia
Vietnamese vi-VN
Welsh (Great Britain) cy-GB
Wolof wo-SN
Yoruba (Nigeria) yo-NG


3 To Change Display Language

A) Open PowerShell.

B) Type the command below into PowerShell, and press Enter. (see screenshot below)

Set-WinSystemLocale <language tag>

Substitute <language tag> in the command above with the actual language tag (ex: "en-GB") from step 2 for the language (ex: "English (United Kingdom)") you want to set as your display language.

For example: Set-WinSystemLocale en-GB

C) Type the command below into PowerShell, and press Enter. (see screenshot below)

Set-WinUserLanguageList <language tag> -Force

Substitute <language tag> in the command above with the actual language tag (ex: "en-GB") from step 2 for the language (ex: "English (United Kingdom)") you want to set as your display language.

For example: Set-WinUserLanguageList en-GB -Force

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4 Close PowerShell.

5 Sign out and sign in to apply.


That's it,
Shawn