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Accidentally changed Windows 8 language

  1. #1


    Posts : 1
    Windows 8

    Accidentally changed Windows 8 language


    I feel very stupid, but somehow, when I was installing an arabic keyboard for fun, I managed to set the entire system language to it, instead of just the keyboard layout. Using the thing on the task bar doesn't help, and I can't figure out how to reset it. Can someone help me, please?

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  2. #2


    Posts : 2,627
    win8.1.1 enterprise


    Hello,and welcome to Eightforums ,check out the tutorial on how to change the language .
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  3. #3


    Sloe Deth, Californicatia
    Posts : 3,908
    Windows 8 Pro with Media Center/Windows 7


    You gotta remember there is a separate language setting for Keyboard and Display - The Tutorial should show you how to deal with it...
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