Windows 10: Language - Add, Remove, and Change in Windows 10
Hi there, Rafael.
I have exactly the same problem, although my Win8.1 was originally in German, and well... my German is veeery poor.
Did you manage to solve this issue?
Any help/tip will be appreciated.
I have tried everything but EVERY time I reboot "SWE" pops backup in the system tray. I installed windows 10 from a US english iso and set my input to swedish, which I want. But everything else I want in English. I might be anal but this annoys me as hell. Windows is shown in English and everything is how I want it, except that this annoying language switcher in the system tray comes back every time I reboot despite Swedish being removed. I have tried bringing swedish back and remove it, then SWE disappears. But then I reboot and voila, it's back!
Edit: I found the cause. I used RDP from a Windows 7 PC and for some reasons the language preferences overruled the ones on the remote PC with windows 10.
Last edited by mertzi; 12 Aug 2015 at 10:44.
I am having a similar problem here, however I don't use RDP to connect to this computer.
What happens/happened for me:
I installed Windows 10 education from scratch, after having formatted my harddrive with windows 7 on it.
The ISO I downloaded with the media creation tool from the Microsoft website, it seems to be a multilanguage ISO.
I installed using English as display language, but set Dutch as my input language, as I'm from the Netherlands. In the Netherlands we use US keyboards, but for convenience reasons I usually set the keyboard to US International.
So to reiterate:
Keyboard: US International
This has worked fine on Windows 7 before, and because I only had one option for every setting, the Language button on the taskbar was hidden. I couldn't switch anyways.
Now in Windows 10 however, it keeps offering me new settings I didn't ask for all the time. I am not sure if this happens after rebooting though.
First the language switch button showed up because it suddenly offered me both Dutch and English as an input language, both with the US International keyboard. I went to check whether it had installed any new language settings, but when I got to the Language settings, there still was only the one option I did set up myself. I added a secondary option, namely English as input language, with US international keyboard, then moved the new option up in the list, and removed the Dutch input / US Int keyb combination.
For a while this went well. The language selector disappeared from the taskbar. After some time I noticed the button returned though, this time with yet another change: It suddenly offered English twice, but the difference being one with US international, and one with US keyboard. Again I checked the settings in the Language section through the control panel, and again the new option was not visible in the list.
This all happened in the 2 days I'm using Windows 10 on this computer by the way.
My question is where is this coming from? Why does windows 10 not just stick to what I tell it to do? And why are the new options it keeps pushing to me not even visible in the settings? Right now I have to add new languages to be able to remove anything, because only one set is on my list at a time, even though the language selection button on the taskbar would suggest otherwise!
It would seem the updates KB3081448 / 449 / 451 that got installed this week fixed my problem (I believe the OOBE improvement one, it said something about language packs.)
Last edited by Mpmh; 29 Aug 2015 at 08:49.
Question... so I have everything selected as my home being Canada, Format: Canada, Language Canada... everything English (Canada)... its also set as my default display language... however when I check... it says my display language is English (United Kingdoms) is this normal?
Finnish but not finished
Officially Windows 10 only knows two versions of English, the so called English International (also known as UK English) and English (also known as US English). This screenshot from the download site:
In your case it seems that you have installed the English International version. If you want to change it to US English you can download and install the English (US) language pack, to get words like Colour and Personalisation in settings to be Color and Personalization instead; the only difference between these two English versions is the spelling of a few words and the defaults in time / regional settings (US English uses imperial measurements, Fahrenheit & 12 hour clock by default instead of metric, Celsius and 24 hour clock which are defaults in UK English version).
As all defaults can be changed by the user, the only difference that remains is the spelling. That can't be changed, Settings app for instance in US English version will always say Personalization where the UK English says Personalisation.
The above put very short: it's not a big deal
I'm guessing you have everything set up as Canadian, except display language.
Location (where you are)
format (the way numbers are written, currency, dates, etc)
input language (spell check)
keyboard layout (so keys actually type what is written on them)
and then there's also Display Language, the text in menus and windows.
You can set this one by going to:
- Control Panel (type "control" in start menu to find it, or use the search on the taskbar)
- Clock, Language, and Region
- Advanced Settings (left side menu)
Here you see a dropdown at the top that sets the Display Language. You might want to force it to Canadian. Also click the blue text below it to: "Apply language settings to the welcome screen, system accounts, and new user accounts".
Click Save at the bottom of the window. (I'm not sure, but a reboot might be necessary to apply changes)
When I add a new language I can pick English (Canada) from the list. It notifies me the Windows Display Language is available for download. Unless this ends up still being the English US display language, it does seem to be available!
Finnish but not finished
I meant that as install languages you can only choose between English and English International. Later on you can donwload and install various English language packs, but for installation only the two major versions are available.
Oh I understand now, haha
So Yes, it is normal.
And Yes it can be resolved, by changing the settings afterwards. Just follow the steps I posted above if you really want it changed.
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