How to change the language in Windows 10

Did you pick the wrong language when you downloaded the Windows 10 tech preview? If so, here’s how you can easily change the language to one of your choosing.

Step 1: Download Language Packs

Before you proceed with installing your new language, you will first have to download the corresponding language pack from Microsoft. Make sure you pick the correct one, there are 64-bit and 32-bit language files.

If you don’t know which Windows version you have, read this guide before you download.

Step 2: Installing Language Packs

1. In order to change the language we are going to use a tool called lkpsetup. Simply open Run using the key combo: Windows key + R and enter lkpsetup as seen below:

Language Setup.png

2. You will be given to option to either install or uninstall a language. We are proceeding with the installation:Install Or Uninstall Windows 10 Display Languages.png

3. Before we can continue make sure you know where you’ve downloaded the language packs to, e.g. C:\Users\user\Downloads

Click the browse button and locate the folder. Windows 10 will automatically list all cab files in the folder. Make sure you have sufficient disk space before proceeding. Language packs are quite large.

Select The Display Languages To Install.png

4. Review the terms:
Review Microsoft Terms.png

5. Windows 10 will now install the language, grab a cup of tea or coffee this will take some time
Installing Display Languages Progress.png

Step 3: Making Language Your Primary Language

The language pack has been installed, now you need to make it the primary language before you reboot the PC

6. Click the button in your tray with the label ENG or your language code and click the option Language Preference:

Open Language Preferences Window.png

7. If you don’t see the language listed that you want to use, you have to first click the “Add Language” button to add it to the list of enabled languages:

Adding Additional Windows 10 Languages.png

8. Select your new language and click the Options button:
Open Language Options.png

9. All that is left to do is click the blue link to make it your primary language and then you can reboot:

Make This Primary Language.png

Download Language Packs

Below are direct links to all cab files that you need in order to change to the display language in Windows 10 – a reboot is required after the installation

32-Bit Language Packs

Country Code (Language)Link To DL
ar-sa (Arabic Language)Click here to download language pack
ca-es (Catalan “Spain” Language)Click here to download language pack
cs-cz (Czech Language)Click here to download language pack
de-de (German Language)Click here to download language pack
en-gb (English – United Kingdom Language)Click here to download language pack
en-us (English – United States Language)Click here to download language pack
es-es (Spanish Language)Click here to download language pack
es-mx (Spanish “Latin America” Language)Click here to download language pack
fi-fi (Finnish Language)Click here to download language pack
fr-fr (French Language)Click here to download language pack
fr-ca (French “Canada” Language)Click here to download language pack
hi-in (Hindi “India” Language)Click here to download language pack
it-it (Italian Language)Click here to download language pack
ja-jp (Japanese Language)Click here to download language pack
ko-kr (Korean Language)Click here to download language pack
nl-nl (Dutch Language)Click here to download language pack
pl-pl (Polish Language)Click here to download language pack
pt-br (Portuguese – Brazil Language)Click here to download language pack
ru-ru (Russian Language)Click here to download language pack
sv-se (Swedish Language)Click here to download language pack
th-th (Thai Language)Click here to download language pack
tr-tr (Turkish Language)Click here to download language pack
vi-vn (Vietnam Language)Click here to download language pack
zh-cn (Chinese – Simplified Language)Click here to download language pack

32-bit Language Packs

Country Code (Language)Link To DL
ar-sa (Arabic Language)Click here to download language pack
ca-es (Catalan “Spain” Language)Click here to download language pack
cs-cz (Czech Language)Click here to download language pack
de-de (German Language)Click here to download language pack
en-gb (English – United Kingdom Language)Click here to download language pack
en-us (English – United States Language)Click here to download language pack
es-es (Spanish Language)Click here to download language pack
es-mx (Spanish “Latin America” Language)Click here to download language pack
fi-fi (Finnish Language)Click here to download language pack
fr-fr (French Language)Click here to download language pack
fr-ca (French “Canada” Language)Click here to download language pack
hi-in (Hindi “India” Language)Click here to download language pack
it-it (Italian Language)Click here to download language pack
ja-jp (Japanese Language)Click here to download language pack
ko-kr (Korean Language)Click here to download language pack
nl-nl (Dutch Language)Click here to download language pack
pl-pl (Polish Language)Click here to download language pack
pt-br (Portuguese – Brazil Language)Click here to download language pack
ru-ru (Russian Language)Click here to download language pack
sv-se (Swedish Language)Click here to download language pack
th-th (Thai Language)Click here to download language pack
tr-tr (Turkish Language)Click here to download language pack
vi-vn (Vietnam Language)Click here to download language pack
zh-cn (Chinese – Simplified Language)Click here to download language pack

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    Just a test

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