Are you using the incorrect language on Windows 10? In this guide, we’ll show you the steps to set a new system default language without reinstallation.
On Windows 10, you typically select the default language for the entire system during the setup process (out-of-box experience or OOBE). However, if you chose the wrong language settings, or you’re using a preconfigured system, you don’t have to struggle with the incorrect settings when your requirements are different.
If you have to change the language settings on your device, you can quickly perform this task using the Settings app (and Control Panel), without the need to reinstall Windows 10 from scratch.
In this Windows 10 guide, we’ll walk you through the steps to change the system default language, including for existing and new accounts.
How to change default system language on Windows 10
If you moved to another region, or you’re using your device with the wrong language settings, you don’t need to reinstall Windows 10. You only need to change a few settings to set the correct system language.
Turning off language syncing
If you’re using a Microsoft account, the language settings will sync across devices. In the case that you’re planning to change the region and language settings for one computer, you should disable the option to sync these settings.
To disable language syncing on Windows 10, use these steps: