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    Region and Language Settings - Copy in Windows 10

    Region and Language Settings - Copy in Windows 10

    How to Copy Region and Language Settings to Welcome Screen and New User Accounts in Windows 10
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    2015-01-27
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    How to Copy Region and Language Settings to Welcome Screen and New User Accounts in Windows 10

    Note   Note
    After Windows is installed, its main language is the language of the install media used. If no additional language packs will be installed, the main language remains unchanged.

    When additional language packs are installed and display languages applied to various user accounts, any of these new additional languages can be used as Windows main language. This tutorial will show you how to change the main language of Windows, the language used in Welcome, Sign In, Sign Out, Shutdown and Restart screens, Start Menu section tiles, user and power options menus and for the built-in administrator account.

    Notice that for the purpose of this tutorial at least one additional language pack must be installed, and at least one user account must be using other display language than the default install language. If the computer only has one user account its display language must have been changed.

    Tip   Tip
    See this tutorial for installing language packs and applying an additional display language:
    Language - Add, Remove, and Change in Windows 10





    Region and Language Settings - Copy in Windows 10 System Language Region and Language Settings - Copy in Windows 10
    Change in Windows 10

     1. Open Region Settings:

    Open the Control Panel > Region (Control Panel in icon view) or Control Panel > Clock, Language and Region > Change date, time or number formats (Control Panel in category view), select the Administrative tab, click Copy Settings:
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     2. Copy Settings dialog explained:


    In screenshot below, yellow highlight shows the language and location settings for the current user, red for system language (Welcome, Sign In, Sign Out, Shutdown, Start Menu section titles and so on), and green the settings for each new user account which will be created.

    Numbered (#1) box shows the available settings. Welcome screen and system accounts, when selected and applied, changes the global Windows main language overriding the defaults with current user's settings. New user accounts, when selected and applied, changes the default language and location settings for each future user account to those of the current user.
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     3. Change settings:


    First a screenshot from my Finnish user account's settings, the color and number codes the same as in previous screenshot:
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    If I now want to change the Windows system globally "as Finnish as possible", change both the system language and settings for all new user accounts, I must select both available settings (#1 in screenshot above). This will change language and new user accounts as I wanted:
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    (Before someone asks, we write countries with upper case in Finnish but languages, days and months starting with lower case , so "suomi" = Finnish but "Suomi" = Finland.)

    Clicking OK applies the changed settings, system must now be rebooted.


     4.The main system language changed:


    Although the Windows on this machine is an original US English version, the system has now converted to Finnish​ as much as possible. Screenshot below shows how the date on lock screen has changed to Finnish ("keskiviikko(na)" = (on) Wednesday, "tammikuu(ta)" = (in) January), Welcome ("Tervetuloa") after sign in and Shutting down ("Sammutetaan") and everything (almost!) else is now in Finnish.
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    Ask if you have any questions, post your comments in this thread.

    Kari



  1. Joined : Jun 2015
    Posts : 10
    Windows 10
       2015-06-20 #1

    So currently the install language on my computer is Chinese. I did everything you said to put it all in English. If I do a refresh and remove all files will the installation now be in English? If not, how can I change the installation to always be in English for ever and no longer use or Chinese at all.
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  2. Joined : Oct 2013
    A Finnish ex-pat in Germany
    Posts : 9,521
    Windows 10 Pro
       2015-06-20 #2

    Simpuhl said: View Post
    So currently the install language on my computer is Chinese. I did everything you said to put it all in English. If I do a refresh and remove all files will the installation now be in English? If not, how can I change the installation to he in English for ever and no longer ever use or install Chinese?
    Hi Simpuhl, welcome to the Ten Forums.

    I am sorry but the answer is no. If you refresh, your Windows will be in Chinese and you need to reinstall the English language pack.

    Your best shot is to download the English ISO image and do a complete reinstall using it. See this tutorial for instructions and download links: Windows 10 - Clean Install - Windows 10 Forums

    Kari
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  3. Joined : Jun 2015
    Posts : 10
    Windows 10
       2015-06-20 #3

    Ok, I'll do that but will my licence still be valid? I upgraded from Windows 7.

    Thank you for your quick reply
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  4. Joined : Oct 2013
    A Finnish ex-pat in Germany
    Posts : 9,521
    Windows 10 Pro
       2015-06-20 #4

    We are still in pre-release version of Windows 10. You do not need a license. You can download the ISO, burn it to a DVD or Flash drive and do a clean install.
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  5. Joined : Jun 2015
    Posts : 10
    Windows 10
       2015-06-20 #5

    Correct, but I originally had Windows 7 installed here. Do I still get my free copy of Windows 10 when it comes out? or did I loose my free license
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  6. Joined : Oct 2013
    A Finnish ex-pat in Germany
    Posts : 9,521
    Windows 10 Pro
       2015-06-20 #6

    All Windows Insiders will get a free license of Windows 10. Sign up for the Windows Insider Program, install 10 and you are ready to go.

    If you want to be absolutely sure, use the Chinese Windows 10 with language packs.
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  7. Joined : Jun 2015
    Posts : 10
    Windows 10
       2015-06-20 #7

    Thank you sir. I wish there was a patch or something you could do to the system where the install files are located that would allow you to change it. Would be much easier than doing it from a clean ISO.
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  8. Joined : Feb 2015
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    Posts : 12,895
    Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 64-bit 14393 Multiprocessor Free
       2015-06-21 #8

    Simpuhl said: View Post
    If I do a refresh and remove all files will the installation now be in English? If not, how can I change the installation to always be in English for ever and no longer use or Chinese at all.
    Kari correct me if I'm wrong or it doesn't work in Win10, but if his system is running good right now and is set up how he likes it, he could create a Custom Refresh for later.

    http://www.eightforums.com/tutorials...ery-image.html

    By the way real nice tutorial. It's very useful for us ex-pats
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  9. Joined : Oct 2013
    A Finnish ex-pat in Germany
    Posts : 9,521
    Windows 10 Pro
       2015-06-21 #9

    Cliff S said: View Post
    Kari correct me if I'm wrong or it doesn't work in Win10, but if his system is running good right now and is set up how he likes it, he could create a Custom Refresh for later.

    http://www.eightforums.com/tutorials...ery-image.html
    Yes I think you are right. I had completely forgotten that option. Worth to check anyway.
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