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How To Install Language Packs

Your display language can be changed on an ameliorated system by following the steps below. This implies the use of build: AME_1903_(2020-02-06).iso and newer.


1. Download the language ISO

The language pack images can be acquired directly from Microsoft:

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/virtual-desktop/language-packs

For 1903 and 1909:

https://software-download.microsoft.com/download/pr/18362.1.190318-1202.19h1_release_CLIENTLANGPACKDVD_OEM_MULTI.iso

For 2004:

https://software-download.microsoft.com/download/pr/19041.1.191206-1406.vb_release_CLIENTLANGPACKDVD_OEM_MULTI.iso

At nearly 6 GiB each, these may take a while to finish. Pick the suitable image for your system and then go ahead and grab the bevvy of your choice.


2. Mount image and extract language packs

Mount the image downlaoded, and navigate to the /x64/langpacks/ directory for 64-bit installations, and the /x86/langpacks/ directory for 32-bit. You'll find a comprehensive list of .cab files inside.

The language tags follow a format like: en-us fr-fr it-it and so on.

A reference for these language tags can be found at the link below:

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-hardware/manufacture/desktop/available-language-packs-for-windows

As an example, the filename for Italian-Italy is Microsoft-Windows-Client-Language-Pack_x64_it-it.cab.


3. Install language packs

Invoke the Language installer interface by running, or searching within start menu for Lpksetup, and then point to the language pack(s) extracted earlier.


4. Change display language

Once installed, you can switch display language via PowerShell.

Open PowerShell and run:

  Set-WinSystemLocale <language tag>
  Set-WinUserLanguageList <language tag> -Force

Detailled instructions can be found below:

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/136792-change-display-language-windows-10-a.html#option2


5. Nearly done

Log out and back in for changes to take effect. Big thanks to Wyk 72 for outlining this process.

system_languages.txt · Last modified: 2020/09/17 23:17 by vik