How to change system language on Windows 8.1

How to change system language on Windows 8.1

If you want to change the system language in Windows 8.1, you only need to follow a few simple steps with no extra software required. Here is how to do that easily.

How to change the language settings on Windows 8.1?

Method 1

  • Press the Windows key + C, and click on Settings.
  • Click on "Change PC settings".
  • Click on "Time and Language".
  • Go to "Region and language" and click on the + button to add a new language.
  • Select the language of your choice and follow the onscreen instructions:

Method 2

Your PC must be connected to the internet, to download the language packs if it is not installed.

  • Open the Control Panel > Language.
  • Click on "Add Language".
  • Select the language (or a variant of the language), then click on "Add" and confirm.
  • The new language will appear on your language list.
  • On the new language, click on Options at the right of the line, then click on "Download and install the language pack".
  • The pack will be downloaded and installed.

Note that upon installing a new language, a new keyboard will also be installed (with letters, symbols specific to the language). You can switch between input methods by pressing the Win + Space key combo or by clicking on the tray icon.

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