How To Change Country And Language Settings On Windows 10

In recent years, the use of gadgets has boosted drastically. Many user-friendly gadgets like laptops, PCs, smartphones, tablets have become a necessity for a hurdle-free life. Most of these gadgets use windows operating systems series to operate. Moreover, all of these gadgets come with their default setting.

Many people tend to choose the default language while setting up the gadget for use. But in case you feel you chose the wrong language and country, then you can change country and language settings on Windows 10 easily, without reinstalling windows 10. In this guide, you will know how we can change country and language settings on Windows 10.

Microsoft windows also called windows or windows os (operating system) Microsoft Windows is a family of operating systems for personal computers or PCs. Windows has long established its name in the world of personal computers.

However, windows dominance has reduced with the introduction of the Linux and Mac operating systems to the computer world. Windows has released a series of operating systems, in which windows 10 is the most recent and most used operating system in devices.

Windows 10 is a very user-friendly operating system that allows users to perform a variety of tasks with ease. Windows have also been adding a lot of new features in its computer algorithm to enhance the user experience.

One of the basic and important features that windows provide is the ‘country and language’ feature and the ‘time and date feature. Microsoft Windows 10 offers you the choice to set the language and country on your device when you run it for the first time.

However, you can also change the language and the country and region setting in an already configured device in a few steps.

This article will walk you through various steps to change country and language settings on Windows 10.

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How can we change country and language settings on Windows 10?

How to change language settings on windows 10

Choosing the proper Windows Display Language is important as your Windows will display the Windows feature in that language.

1. Disabling the language sync

If your Windows 10 is configured with a Microsoft account, you will notice that your language syncs across with all your devices that you use. In case if you need to change the language setting only in one device we recommend you turn off the language sync before making any changes in your language setting so that the new configuration does not overwrite the existing configuration on the rest of the devices.

change country and language settings on Windows 10

Below, steps are given on how to stop syncing the language preferences on your Windows 10, if you wish to make changes only on one device.

  1. Open the Windows “Setting”’.
  2. Click on “Accounts”.
  3. Click on the “Sync your Settings” option.
  4. Under the “Individual Sync Settings”, you will find the “language Preferences” option.
  5. Select or toggle the “Language Preferences” switch to turn off the language syncing.

After turning off the language syncing you can change the language setting on your device without affecting the rest of your Windows 10 configured devices.

2. Changing the system default language preferences settings

To change the system default language preferences on windows 10, make sure you close all the running applications before doing it and then follow these steps.

  1. Open the Windows “Settings”.
  2. Click on “Time and Language”.
  3. After selecting the “Time and Language” setting, click on the “Language” option.
  4. After opening the “Language” section, you will find the “Add a Language” button under the “Preferred languages” section. Then, select the “Add a Language” button. A small tab will open asking you to select a language to install.
  5. Search for the new language (whichever you prefer). You can even search for the language using the country names. 
  6. Select the language package from the result and click on the “Next” button.
  7. Enable the “install language pack” option.
  8. Even enable the “Set as my Windows display language” option. And enable all additional features that you require for your device.
  9. Click the “Install” button.
  10. After selecting the “install” button, click on the “yes, sign out now” button which is located at the bottom of the “Setting Windows display language” tab.
  11. After signing out from your windows 10 account, sign back in.

After you finish these steps successfully, the display language will change across the entire Windows 10 experience. And depending upon the new changes made in the setting, Windows 10 may ask you to set your privacy setting again.

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How to change the windows regional settings.

The region or the country tab lets you choose the country or region you currently live in. This helps the Windows and apps to give you all the content of that country or region.

If you move to a different country or region and wish to modify the system language. Then before making a change in the language setting in your Windows 10, you will have to change the windows regional settings.

how to change country and language settings on Windows 10

To change the windows regional settings, follow these steps.

  1. Open the Windows “Settings”.
  2. Click on “Time and Language”.
  3. Click on the “Region” option located on the left side of your screen.
  4. Select the “Country or region” drop-down menu to select your current location from it.
  5. Under the “Regional format” section, you can use the drop-down menu to select the correct formats for your new region’s date and time.
  6. Click on the “Language” option on the left side of your screen.
  7. Open the “Administrative language configuration” options on the right-hand side of the “Related Configuration.”
  8. Then under the “Administrative” section, you will find a “Copy settings” button. Click on the “Copy settings” button.
  9. After this, enable the “Welcome screen and system accounts” options and “New user accounts” options.
  10. Click on the “OK” button.
  11. Again, click on the “OK” button and select the “Restart now” option.

After completing the above steps successfully, your device will start displaying the correct region settings based on your current country or regional location.

Final words

Normally, once the default language and county are set in a user’s Windows account, they don’t have to worry about changing or installing additional languages. However, knowing how to change country and language settings on Windows 10 might come in handy, if your work demands you to use different preferences.

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