When you buy a computer, it comes with a default language. This language can be changed in Windows 10 as per the choice of user and options available on the system. You can change the language for a single account from the settings app, and change it for the entire PC, lock screen, and other accounts through the control panel. Let’s see how?
Windows 10 use your Microsoft account as your identity. If you have enabled the feature which syncs settings across devices, then whatever we do here will be reflected on all computers. So if you have multiple devices with same Microsoft account but want to change the language for only one computer, then it is best to disable the language part of the sync feature.
- Go to Settings > Accounts
- Select Sync your Settings
- Turn off Language Preferences
Change the System Language across Windows 10 PC
Now, follow these steps to change the language of your computer.
- Hold the Windows Key and press ‘I’ to open Settings
- Select Time & Language > Region & language
- Under Languages, select Add a Language
- You will get a list of various languages in alphabetical order, select the one you want and it will start downloading.
- Once Download is complete, go back to the previous ‘Time & Language’ > ‘Region & language” screen. It will show that language with three options Set as default, Options and Remove.
- Click on Options and Download the Language Pack along with the Keyboard.
- Then click on Set as Default under your preferred language.
- Also, select your Current Location under Country or Region on the same screen.
How to Change the Language for New User Accounts and the Welcome Screen?
- Press ‘Windows Key + X’ and a list will appear with so many options, this is a power user menu, select ‘Control Panel’ from it.
- On Control Panel screen, below Clock, Language & Region, you will find ‘Add a Language’, click on it.
- Click on Advanced Settings; it’s on the left side of the screen.
- Click on Apply language settings to the Welcome screen, system accounts, and new user accounts
- A new Region box will pop up, click on Administrative tab click on Copy Settings
- Put a Check Mark on Welcome Screen and System Accounts and New User Accounts options at the bottom of the screen.
- Click on ‘OK’
The current language will be copied and appear on the system will look on it after that.
The option to change the System Language across Windows 10 PC is useful for many users because those who are not a native English speaker, find it difficult to understand the functions or messages in the system. It is also useful for them who purchase computers from other countries or a place where a different language is widely spoken.