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Changing the System Language on Windows 11

Windows 11 is the latest operating system from Microsoft, featuring a sleek and modern design. If you're using Windows 11 and need to change the system language, you've come to the right place. In this blog post, we will walk you through the steps to change the system language on Windows 11, whether you want to switch to a different language for your personal preference or for a multilingual environment.

Step 1: Accessing Language Settings

To change the system language on Windows 11, you'll need to access the Language settings. Here's how to do it:

  1. Click on the Windows icon in the taskbar or press the Windows key on your keyboard to open the Start menu.

  2. Click on the gear-shaped icon, which represents "Settings."

  3. In the Settings window, click on "System."

  4. In the System settings, select "Language & region" from the left-hand menu. This is where you'll manage your language settings.

Step 2: Add a New Language

Once you're in the Language & region settings, follow these steps to add a new language to your Windows 11:

  1. Under the "Preferred languages" section, you will see the current system language listed. To add a new language, click on the "Add a language" button.

  2. A list of available languages will appear. You can browse or search for the language you want to add. Click on the desired language.

  3. After selecting the language, click the "Next" button to confirm your choice.

  4. You will be presented with additional language features, such as handwriting and speech recognition. Choose the ones you want and click "Install."

Step 3: Set the New Language as the System Default

To change the system language, you need to set the newly added language as the default. Here's how to do it:

  1. In the "Preferred languages" section, you will see the newly added language. Click on it to select it.

  2. Once selected, click on the "Set as default" button that appears.

  3. A pop-up window will appear asking if you want to switch your display and apps to the new language. Click "Yes" to confirm.

  4. Windows will prompt you to sign out and sign back in to apply the changes. Save your work, then click "Sign out now."

Step 4: Confirmation and Fine-Tuning

After signing back in, you will notice that your system language has changed. However, if you want to fine-tune some language-related settings, you can do so in the "Language & region" settings. You can adjust formats, date, time, keyboard layouts, and speech settings to align with your new language preference.


Changing the system language on Windows 11 is a straightforward process that can help you personalize your computer or accommodate multilingual needs. Whether you're exploring a new language or adapting Windows 11 to a specific environment, following the steps outlined in this guide will allow you to seamlessly switch between languages and make the most of your Windows 11 experience.

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Posted: 2023-11-01
By: dwirch
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