This post shows students and new users steps to change display language in Windows 11. The display language you select changes the default language used by Windows features like Settings and File Explorer.
When you are installing Windows on your device, you are given the option to select your preferred installation language. When you do, Windows uses your preferred language for features like Settings and File Explorer.
After installing Windows, you can also install additional language packs to add to your list of Windows display languages. Language packs can include features to support text-to-speech, speech recognition, handwriting, keyboard, optical character recognition, and more.
To change your display language, you should have multiple preferred languages installed. Then, once additional language and language packs are installed, you can change your display language to another.
How to learn how to install a language in Windows 11, read the post below:
How to install a language in Windows 11
To remove a language, read the post below:
How to remove a language in Windows 11
How to change your display language in Windows 11
As mentioned above, the display language you select changes the default language used by Windows features like Settings and File Explorer. You can have multiple preferred languages installed on your Windows device.
If you have multiple languages installed, you can change your display language to another language.
Below is how to do that.
Windows 11 has a centralized location for the majority of its settings. From system configurations to creating new users and updating Windows, all can be done from the System Settings pane.
To get to System Settings, you can use the Windows key + I shortcut or click on Start ==> Settings, as shown in the image below:
Alternatively, you can use the search box on the taskbar and search for Settings. Then select to open it.
Windows Settings pane should look similar to the image below. For example, click Time & language in Windows Settings, then on the right pane, and select the Language & region tile to expand it.
On the Language & region settings pane, under the Language section, select the Windows display language tile, and click a language from the drop-down menu to change to.
When you switch your display language, Windows will prompt you to Sign out for the changes to apply.
Log out of your Windows session and log back in to see your new display language settings.
That should do it! You have successfully changed the display language in Windows 11.
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