How to Add, Remove and Change Language in Windows 10

Last Updated: September 29, 2016

Installed Windows 10 yet? If yes, chances are your Windows 10 version came with English as its default language but the good news is Windows 10 supports a lot of regional languages. If you have been thinking about changing the language in Windows 10 but did not find the right settings, don’t worry, we will tell you how to add, remove and change language in Windows 10.

You can opt for your favourite language in Windows 10 pretty easily although changing some settings can be a bit tricky in Windows 10, as there’s a little confusion between “Control Panel” and “Settings”. So, without any further wait, let’s find out how you can do it.

How to Add New Language in Windows 10

Windows 10 allows you to add as many languages as you want. The steps are pretty simple:

1. Go to the Start menu and click on “Settings“.

Windows 10 settings

2. In the “Settings” page, go to “Time & Language” option.

Windows 10 Settings Page

3. Then, click the “Region & Language” tab.

Windows 10 Time & Language

4. To add new language pack, click “Add a language“.

Windows 10 Add language button


5. Once you do that, you will be shown all the languages that Windows 10 currently supports. Then, select the language you want to add.

Windows 10 Add new language

6. After you select the language, you will see your language with a “language pack available” subtext.

Windows 10 Language Pack

7. When you click on the language, you will get options to “Set as default“, “Options” and “Remove“.

Windows 10 Language Downloading

8. Click the “Options” button. Then, you’ll see options to “Download language pack” and the download “basic typing“, “Handwriting” and “Speech“, if the language pack supports it.

Windows 10 Download Language

9. Once you hit the “Download” button, the language pack will start downloading.

Windows 10 Language Downloading

10. When the language pack is downloaded, you will have the option to “set as default“.

11. Some languages will have optional features that you can download separately. You will have to restart your PC for the new language changes to take effect.

How to Change and Remove Language in Windows 10?

Changing your language in Windows 10 is pretty simple. Here are the steps:

1. Go to “Settings” in the Start menu.

2. Click the “Time & Language” option.

3. Go to the “Region & Language” tab.

4. You will see all the language packs you have installed. You can change the default language by just clicking on the language you want to set and hitting the “set as default” button. You can also remove a language by simply clicking the “Remove” button.

Windows 10 change remove language


5. Once done, you will have to restart your PC for the new language to take over.


Changing the default language in Windows 10 will make the chosen language default in typing and speech. To make it the Windows display language, you will have to follow the steps below.

How to Change Windows 10 Display Language

You can have Windows show up everything in your favourite language. Follow the steps to change your Windows display language:

1. In the “Region & Language” Settings, click the highlighted “Additional Date, Time & Regional Settings” below.

Windows 10 Additional Language Settings

2. It will take you to the Language page in the Control Panel. Here you can change your language preferences and Windows display language.

3. Click the “Options” button next to the language you want to choose as Windows display language.

Windows 10 display language settings

4. In Options, Windows will first check if your language is supported for Windows display. If it’s supported, Windows will ask you to download the language pack. Click on “Download and install language pack“.

5. Then, Windows will start downloading and installing the language pack. If you already have the language pack downloaded, it will get straight to installing.

Windows 10 display language pack installation

6. Once the installation is complete, Windows will ask you to restart your system.

7. After the restart, go to the same page and click “make this as my primary language“.

Windows 10 Primary language

8. Then, you will need to log off and then log in for the changes to take effect.

Windows 10 Hindi

Languages Windows 10 Supports

Here are the languages Windows 10 supports. Along with national languages of various countries, Windows 10 also supports various regional languages. Take a look to see if you have your regional language supported in Windows 10:

LanguageNative NameBase Language required
AfrikaansAfrikaansEnglish (United States) or English (United Kingdom)
AlbanianshqipEnglish (United States) or English (United Kingdom)
AmharicአማርኛEnglish (United States) or English (United Kingdom)
ArabicالعربيةAny language
ArmenianՀայերենEnglish (United States), English (United Kingdom), or Russian
Assameseঅসমীয়াEnglish (United States) or English (United Kingdom)
Azerbaijani (Latin)AzərbaycanEnglish (United States), English (United Kingdom), or Russian
Bangla (Bangladesh)বাংলা (বাংলাদেশ)English (United States) or English (United Kingdom)
Bangla (India)বাংলা (ভারত)English (United States) or English (United Kingdom)
BasqueeuskaraSpanish (Spain), English (United States), English (United Kingdom), or French (France)
Belarusianбеларуская моваRussian, English (United States) or English (United Kingdom)
Bosnian (Latin)bosanskiEnglish (United States), Croatian, English (United Kingdom), or Serbian (Latin)
BulgarianБългарскиAny language
CatalancatalàSpanish (Spain), English (United States), English (United Kingdom), or French (France)
Central Kurdish (Arabic)سۆرانیEnglish (United States), Arabic, or English (United Kingdom)
CherokeeᏣᎳᎩ ᎦᏬᏂᎯᏍᏗEnglish (United States) or English (United Kingdom)
Chinese Simplified中文(简体)Any language
Chinese Traditional (Hong Kong)中文(繁體)Any language
Chinese Traditional (Taiwan)中文(繁體)Any language
CroatianhrvatskiAny language
CzechčeštinaAny language
DanishdanskAny language
DariدرىEnglish (United States) or English (United Kingdom)
DutchNederlandsAny language
English (United States)EnglishAny language
English (United Kingdom)EnglishAny language
EstonianeestiAny language
FilipinoFilipinoEnglish (United States) or English (United Kingdom)
FinnishsuomiAny language
French (France)françaisAny language
French (Canada)françaisAny language
GaliciangalegoSpanish (Spain), English (United States) or English (United Kingdom)
GeorgianქართულიEnglish (United States), English (United Kingdom), or Russian
GermanDeutschAny language
GreekΕλληνικάAny language
GujaratiગુજરાતીEnglish (United States) or English (United Kingdom)
Hausa (Latin)HausaEnglish (United States), English (United Kingdom), or French (France)
HebrewעבריתAny language
HindiहिंदीEnglish (United States) or English (United Kingdom)
HungarianmagyarAny language
IcelandicíslenskaEnglish (United States) or English (United Kingdom)
IgboNdi IgboEnglish (United States) or English (United Kingdom)
IndonesianBahasa IndonesiaEnglish (United States) or English (United Kingdom)
IrishGaeilgeEnglish (United States) or English (United Kingdom)
isiXhosaisiXhosaEnglish (United States) or English (United Kingdom)
isiZuluisiZuluEnglish (United States) or English (United Kingdom)
ItalianitalianoAny language
Japanese日本語‫Any language
Kannadaಕನ್ನಡEnglish (United States) or English (United Kingdom)
KazakhҚазақEnglish (United States), English (United Kingdom), or Russian
Khmerខ្មែរEnglish (United States) or English (United Kingdom)
K'iche'Qatzijob'alSpanish (Mexico, Latin America), Spanish (Spain), English (United States), or English (United Kingdom)
KinyarwandaIkinyarwandaEnglish (United States) or English (United Kingdom)
KiSwahiliKiswahiliEnglish (United States) or English (United Kingdom)
KonkaniकोंकणीEnglish (United States) or English (United Kingdom)
Korean한국어‫Any language
KyrgyzКыргызRussian, English (United States), or English (United Kingdom)
LaoລາວEnglish (United States) or English (United Kingdom)
LatvianlatviešuAny language
LithuanianlietuviųAny language
LuxembourgishLëtzebuergeschFrench (France), English (United States), English (United Kingdom), or German
Macedonianмакедонски јазикEnglish (United States) or English (United Kingdom)
Malay (Malaysia, Brunei, and Singapore)Bahasa MelayuEnglish (United States) or English (United Kingdom)
MalayalamമലയാളംEnglish (United States) or English (United Kingdom)
MalteseMaltiEnglish (United States) or English (United Kingdom)
MaoriTe Reo MāoriEnglish (United States) or English (United Kingdom)
MarathiमराठीEnglish (United States) or English (United Kingdom)
Mongolian (Cyrillic)Монгол хэлEnglish (United States), English (United Kingdom), or Russian
NepaliनेपालीEnglish (United States) or English (United Kingdom)
Norwegian (Bokmål)norsk (bokmål)Any language
Norwegian (Nynorsk)norsk (nynorsk)Norwegian (Bokmal), English (United States), or English (United Kingdom)
OdiaଓଡିଆEnglish (United States) or English (United Kingdom)
PersianفارسیEnglish (United States) or English (United Kingdom)
PolishPolskiAny language
Portuguese (Brazil)PortuguêsAny language
Portuguese (Portugal)portuguêsAny language
PunjabiਪੰਜਾਬੀEnglish (United States) or English (United Kingdom)
Punjabi (Arabic)پنجابیEnglish (United States) or English (United Kingdom)
QuechuarunasimiSpanish (Mexico, Latin America), Spanish (Spain), English (United States), or English (United Kingdom)
RomanianromânăAny language
RussianРусскийAny language
Scottish GaelicGàidhligEnglish (United States) or English (United Kingdom)
Serbian (Cyrillic, Bosnia and Herzegovina)српскиEnglish (United States), Croatian, English (United Kingdom) or Serbian (Latin)
Serbian (Cyrillic, Serbia)српскиSerbian (Latin), English (United States), or English (United Kingdom)
Serbian (Latin)srpskiAny language
Sesotho sa LeboaSesotho sa LeboaEnglish (United States) or English (United Kingdom)
Setswana (South Africa and Botswana)SetswanaEnglish (United States) or English (United Kingdom)
Sindhi (Arabic)سنڌيEnglish (United States) or English (United Kingdom)
SinhalaසිංහලEnglish (United States) or English (United Kingdom)
SlovakslovenčinaAny language
SlovenianslovenskiAny language
Spanish (Spain)EspañolAny language
Spanish (Mexico, Latin America)Española (América Latina)Any language
SwedishsvenskaAny language
Tajik (Cyrillic)тоҷикӣRussian, English (United States), or English (United Kingdom)
Tamilதமிழ்English (United States) or English (United Kingdom)
TatarТатарRussian, English (United States), or English (United Kingdom)
TeluguతెలుగుEnglish (United States) or English (United Kingdom)
ThaiไทยAny language
Tigrinya (Ethiopia)ትግርኛEnglish (United States) or English (United Kingdom)
TurkishTürkçeAny language
TurkmenTürkmençeRussian, English (United States), or English (United Kingdom)
UkrainianукраїнськаAny language
UrduاردوEnglish (United States) or English (United Kingdom)
UyghurئۇيغۇرچەChinese (Simplified), English (United States), or English (United Kingdom)
Uzbek (Latin)O'zbekchaEnglish (United States), English (United Kingdom), or Russian
ValencianvalenciàSpanish (Spain), English (United States), or English (United Kingdom)
VietnameseTiếng ViệtEnglish (United States) or English (United Kingdom)
WelshCymraegEnglish (United States) or English (United Kingdom)
WolofWolofFrench (France), English (United States), or English (United Kingdom)
Yorubaede YorùbáEnglish (United States) or English (United Kingdom)

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So, this is how you can add, remove and change languages in Windows 10. We hope you found the tutorial helpful. Let us know in the comments below if you have any doubts.


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