How to change system language: Windows 8.1

How to change system language: 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.

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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