How to change the system language on Windows 11

Shaant Minhas

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Whenever you first install your Windows computer, you always get an option to set up a default system language for your Windows PC. Interestingly, the Windows operating system now allows you to change it anytime you want as well.

So if you now find yourself at a place where you’ve to switch your system language, then you’re in luck. In this article, we cover the exact step-by-step procedures to change your system language on your Windows 10 or Windows 11. Let’s get started.

How to change your system language on Windows 11

If you want to change your system language, then there’s a host of options you can pick from. In fact, you can even double-down on the default options and download new languages for your Windows view menus, dialog boxes, and other system interfaces.

Changing your system language

The first step for tweaking your Windows system language is to access the settings menu. First, head to the Start menu search bar, type in “settings,” and select the best batch.

Then, on the Settings app, select Time & Language > Language & region.

language and region
Under the Preferred language section, click on Add a preferred language, and then type in the preferred language you’d like to use from now on.

A list of options will appear in the dropdown menu; select the language you’d like to set, and then click on Next.

In the Install language features, check the Set as my display language and Install language pack checkbox and click on Install.

When you’re done, the package will have finished downloading and will be installed on its own. You’ll then get prompted for signing out. Do that.

Changing the display language of your system

Your PC’s display language is the language you will see everywhere on your computer. After you’re done with installing the new language package, it’s time you finally set it up. Launch the Settings app, and head to Time & Language. From there, click on the dropdown menu in front of Windows display language and choose the language you’d like to set up.

language and region settings on windows

As soon as you do that, you will be prompted to sign out for making the changes.

language and region

When you sign back in, your system language will have been changed. For instance, in our case, the language has been switched to Hindi, as you can see in the File Explorer below.

windows c drive

If you’re changing your system language because you’re moving to a new region, then you’ll also need to tweak your Region settings. Here’s how you can do that:

  • Open the Settings.
  • Under the Region section, click on the dropdown menu in front of Country or region option and select the language.

region settings

Tweaking the system language of your Windows PC

Your Windows offers you a host of options when picking up a language for your PC. This feature can come especially handy if you’re in a multicultural environment. So make you make the most out of this feature and get your things done efficiently.