Windows computers are set with a default system language in different regions. However, if you don’t like the language settings that Windows has set for you, you can change those settings later very easily. There are several reasons why people adjust language settings, and the process for doing so is straightforward. If you don’t know how, don’t worry because I will show you step by step how to change system default language in Windows 10.
Change Windows 10 System Default Language – Current Users
So why are people changing the language settings? In my case, I had to change the language settings for business purposes. Some people switch languages when learning a foreign language, and changing the settings on the computer helps them become more comfortable with another language. The list of reasons is long, but the process for changing the language is very simple and you just need to follow the steps below.
Step 1: To go to the Start Menu and click on the Settings tooth. (Keyboard shortcuts: Win + I)
2nd step: When the settings open, click the Time and language option.
Step 3: On the left side of your screen, you will see various options. To select Language.
Step 4: When the language settings open, under Preferred languages, click the plus sign beside Add a language.
Step 5: A list of language options will appear, and you can choose your preferred language from here. You can even search for your preferred language in the search bar.
Step 6: Click on the language of your choice (I select as English Canada), then click following.
Step 7: You will get a few optional language features and you can choose to get them or not. Once you’ve done that, click Install. It may take a few minutes, depending on your internet speed.
Step 8: Once the language pack is downloaded, you can change your display language. In the language settings, click the icon for Windows display.
Step 9: In the drop-down menu under Windows display language, select the language of your choice.
Step 10: Once you have selected your preferred language, you will receive a prompt asking you to shut down your computer to fully integrate the new language settings. You can also choose to stop later; I suggest the Stop now option so that you can switch languages in other areas as well.
Step 11: After turning on your computer, go to the Language settings as before. Right next to the Windows display icon there is another option to Apps and websites. Click on this option.
Step 12: The Apps and websites option will allow you to choose the display language for apps and websites. The first language under preferred languages is the default language. To change that, scroll down a bit, under Preferred languages, choose your preferred language (English Canada in my case) and click. This will expand the option. Click on the up arrow to move it up.
Your language for apps and websites has now changed.
Step 13: After that, you can also change the keyboard language settings. In the language settings there is another option for Keyboard. Click on it.
Step 14: When the keyboard settings open, select your preferred language from the drop-down menu.
Step 15: Return to the Language parameters by clicking on the back arrow at the top left of your screen.
Now select the Word option on the left side of your screen.
Step 16: Under the Speech language, there is a drop down menu. Select the language of your choice.
This feature is important if you are using text-to-speech applications.
WELCOME SCREEN AND LANGUAGE OF THE NEW USER ACCOUNT
The above language changes only apply to your current user account. For a new user account, the language setting must be changed from the control panel. The same is true for the Windows start screen, logging in and logging out, shutdown, and the Start menu screen.
Step 1: To go to the Start menu and type Control Panel. Click on Open.
2nd step: Click on Clock and region.
Step 3: To select Region.
Step 4: Under the Administrative tab, click Copy settings.
Step 5: In the pop-up window that opens, at the bottom of the window, under copy your current settings to check the home screen and system accounts and new user accounts.
After that click on Okay.
After all of these steps, this tutorial will change the language settings for your current and new account settings.[Keep in mind that you must change the display language settings first to apply the language settings to the welcome screen and new user accounts. Otherwise, your current language will be carried forward and not the preferred language]