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Change SYSTEM Language to English

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    Posts : 1,875
    Windows 10 Pro Prieview x64

    Change SYSTEM Language to English


    Does anyone know if this is possible? To be clear I am not talking about display language or input language as there are many posts about this.

    Currently my settings are as I want them:

    Display language : English
    Input language : English (United States) - French
    Format : English (United Kingdom)
    Location : France

    I did a clean install from USB (upgrade from OEM Win 7 Ultimate). My language was reset to French - probably as the original Win 7 machine was bought in France. I have changed the input/display to English but whenever I install software (today GoogleDrive, Dropbox, Lenovo drivers) the language picked up is the system language.

    Is it possible to change this?

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  2. #2


    Harrisonburg, Va.
    Posts : 10,488
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    Quote Originally Posted by adamf View Post
    does anyone know if this is possible? To be clear i am not talking about display language or input language as there are many posts about this.

    Currently my settings are as i want them:

    Display language : English
    input language : English (united states) - french
    format : English (united kingdom)

    edit

    location : France you might want to change this. See picture below.

    stop edit

    i did a clean install from usb (upgrade from oem win 7 ultimate). My language was reset to french - probably as the original win 7 machine was bought in france. I have changed the input/display to english but whenever i install software (today googledrive, dropbox, lenovo drivers) the language picked up is the system language.

    Is it possible to change this?
    see picture below:
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      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  3. #3


    Posts : 1,875
    Windows 10 Pro Prieview x64


    Thanks, I already had that set to English (United States) though. I've a feeling it is not possible at all to change the system language - I could never do it Win 7. I was hoping a clean install of Win 8 would do as it says but perhaps I needed to buy the full retail version.


    I tried looking for the work "language" in the registry but there are too many instances and I don't know what they are for :-)
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

Change SYSTEM Language to English
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