You can change the default display language of your Windows 10 from English to any other language. This is useful in scenarios where multiple users are accessing the same system and they understand different languages.

In this guide, I will walk through to change the default English language to Urdu (you can change it to German etc. :))

Change System Language in Windows 10

Step 1. Press Windows key + I on the keyboard to open the settings window.

Step 2. Click Time and language.

Step 3. Click Region and Language.

Step 4. Click Add a language.

Add language in Windows

Step 5. Select your desired language and its variation (if applicable) by clicking on the language name.

Select Windows 10 language

Step 6. Select the new language and click Options.

Select the language

Step 7. Download the language pack.

Download language pack

Step 8. Select the new language and click Set as default.

Set default language

Step 9. Your new language will be displayed after next sign-in (See below screen shot).

Apply language change

Step 10. Press Windows key + X from keyboard, scroll the power menu and click Control Panel.

Step 11. Click Add a language.

Step 12. Click Advanced settings in left pane.

Advanced settings

Step 13. Click "Apply language settings to the Welcome screen, system accounts, and new user accounts.".

Apply language settings to the Welcome screen, system accounts, and new user accounts.

Step 14. Open Administrative tab and click Copy settings.

Open Administrative tab

Step 15. Check both "Welcome screen and system accounts" and "New user accounts" options. Click OK.

Select options

Step 16. Click Restart now and let your system reboot so changes may take effect.

Restart Windows

When the system reboots successfully, everything will be displayed in the new language.

Windows System Language changed

How to Change System Language in Windows 10

Karim Buzdar

About the Author: Karim Buzdar holds a degree in telecommunication engineering and holds several sysadmin certifications. As an IT engineer and technical author, he writes for various web sites. He blogs at LinuxWays.

2 thoughts on “How to Change System Language in Windows 10

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    October 20, 2019 at 10:54 am

    I’m haveing a problem with my brothers PC. I cant start it up because it’s on russian and it has some problem and refuses to boot up… Is there any whay to change language in bios maybe or before the system tries to boot up?

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    October 29, 2020 at 4:42 am

    my control panel does not show “time & language” option. only “time&region” thats why i can’t perform the procedure . help.


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