Windows 8 and 8.1 Forums


Change the language on Start Screen

  1. #1


    Posts : 3
    Windows 8

    Change the language on Start Screen


    I have just bought a new laptop which came loaded with Windows 8........ (loving it so far) except I am living in Dubai & am British. On the initial set up I was unable to change the language from Arabic to English but thought I would be able to do this once I had completed the initial setup as was the case

    However some of the boxes in the start screen are still written in Arabic & I have tried everything I can think of to change these to English.

    When I went into some of the boxes to see what they were, the title of the box automatically changed to English but not all of them

    Anyone got any ideas on how to change the titles of these boxes???

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  2. #2


    Hi, go to Control Panel, Clock Language Region, select Language, in Advanced settings try English, if you don't find English, change in the Region settings change to UK, but you have to change back to the current region for correct time setting. HTH.

    Display Language - Change in Windows 8

    or

    Location - Change Region Home Location in Windows 8
    Last edited by Brink; 05 Jan 2013 at 13:19. Reason: added tutorial links for more info
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  3. #3


    Posts : 3
    Windows 8


    Thanks for your help, I ended up having to copy over my new settings to Windows & New user as they were set up for Saudi

    All done now
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  4. #4


    Posts : 52
    Windows 8 Pro


    Hi,

    I have this same problem... my start is showing korean for calendar, and on mail when I enter the dates are also shown in korean. I installed korean as second language so I can type in korean, and accidentaly set it as default language (all windwos changed to korean), but then I changed it back and now this happens :S

    what can i do ??

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  5. #5


    Posts : 3
    Windows 8


    Hi there

    Go to desktop, open up control panel, go to Clock. Language, Region, select Region, Go to location & change your home location to UK, then go to administrative & change system locale to UK. Once you have done all this whilst still in administrative tab, copy settings & make sure you check the boxes at the bottom (welcome screen & new users)

    This should change the tiles to English (it worked for me)

    Good luck
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  6. #6


    Posts : 52
    Windows 8 Pro


    Quote Originally Posted by KarenC View Post
    Hi there

    Go to desktop, open up control panel, go to Clock. Language, Region, select Region, Go to location & change your home location to UK, then go to administrative & change system locale to UK. Once you have done all this whilst still in administrative tab, copy settings & make sure you check the boxes at the bottom (welcome screen & new users)

    This should change the tiles to English (it worked for me)

    Good luck
    not working for me I will create a new thread...
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

Change the language on Start Screen
Related Threads
I would like to have a custom wallpaper on my start screen. I have tried "Windows 8 Start Screen Customizer" but the start screen wallpaper would become grey after restart. So I enabled the "run at startup" option in the software and Windows graded it as Startup Impact - Medium so I don't want to...
How to Change Lock Screen Clock Date Language in Windows 8 and 8.1 In Windows 8 and 8.1 there are two "Lock" screens. The user lock screen is the one that displays when a user locks the PC while still signed in to Windows, and when the user is selected on the sign in screen, times out,...
I bought the sony laptop with single language pack. The OS language is in spanish. I need to change the language to english. How to change the OS language in single language windows 8.
Solved Name on Start Screen-How Do I Change It?! in User Accounts and Family Safety
Hi! I was apprehensive but I'm loving Windows 8, however, what is driving me mad is the account name that features in the top right of my Start Screen. It is my previous name and although it seems menial it is driving me crazy that it is wrong! I have change in PC settings and also via...
how can i change the start screen picture of win 8 with my own picture?
I set up multiple keyboards (e.g. English, French, Spanish) and keyboard changes with Windows key + I and back and forth between English<->Diff language with Alt key on Desktop window, but language doesn't seem to change at all when using Metro app. For example, using Chrome Metro app, I can't...
Hello EightForums members. Now, I finished installing that Windows 8 Release Preview and I logged with Microsoft account. But when I finished install my Start is in Serbian language. I want to change to English language. I think that is because , that Live account is @Hotmail.rs and in setup...
Eight Forums Android App Eight Forums IOS App Follow us on Facebook