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Change language back to English on the start menu

Q: Change language back to English on the start menu

As the title suggested, my start menu appear to be in chinese and I dont know how to change it back to english please help

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A: Change language back to English on the start menu

1) Press Windows key+X+A. This will open administrative command prompt and type control.exe /name Microsoft.Language2) Language window pops out and tap on Add Language and follow on screen Instructions to download English Language and Install.3) On successful Updating to English Language. In Language window make sure to Select English Language to first position by tapping on Move up under Change your Language Preferences section.4) Restart the system to take changes effect.Hope this steps will helpful in resolving your query
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How can I change that back? Maybe it hapened when I installed and run the program "Advanced System Care" which was suposed to be a good program, but I'm not sure. I didn't help to uninstall it by the way.

What to do?


A:Start menu language changed, how to change back?


1. Go to Start -> Control Panel -> Clock, Language, and Region / Change the display language
2. Switch the display language in the Choose a display language drop down menu.
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i installed some language pack for chinese

now it defaults to chinese language whenever I installed an app like kmplayer etc..

I uninstall the pack but still doesn't work.

A:change default language back to english

Hi there Take a look at this link, see if it helps:

Display Language - Change
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I come accross this all the time.

My clients have machines in other languages than English.

I can change language settings once operating system is in English....

But how to change it when the language is NOT English TO English.

I can do this by looking at icons and guessing my way around, but it's a pain in the ass...

Isn't there a way to do this via command prompt?

Get straight to the point and change it to English bypassing all drop downs and GUI in foreign language?
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A:how to change the language of operating system to English language

you can get english version of service pk3 here Windows XP Service Pack 3 Download - Softpedia
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Now, I finished installing that Windows 8 Release Preview and I logged with Microsoft account.
But when I finished install my Start is in Serbian language. I want to change to English language.

I think that is because , that Live account is and in setup I selected : Serbia, Serbia (Latin) and other.

And question : How to change Start to English (I want it) ?

Please answer soon, and thanks in advance.
{Baltic}Trinty .

A:{PROBLEM} How to change Start {Menu} language ?

Hello Trinity,

If you did not change your display language by misktake in Windows 8, then you might see if turning off only the Language preferences Sync setting may help.

Sync Your Settings - Turn On or Off in Windows 8

Hope this helps,
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How do I reset my computer to English?

A:My computer is not in English How do I change it back to English?

The following document may help you:
Install or change a display language
Windows 7 language packs are available for computers that are running Windows 7 Ultimate
or Windows 7 Enterprise

Best Regards
DalePlease remember to click ?Mark as Answer? on the post that helps you, and to click ?Unmark as Answer? if a marked post does not actually answer your question. This can be beneficial to other community members reading the thread. ?
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Hello my friend

I bought a new laptop here in japan
But Cant change my language to english
Also cant download language pack

Pls need help,,

A:Cant change language to english

..................Also cant download language pack ....................
Left click at Start button > Settings > Time & Language > left side, click Region & Language > right side, under Languages, click the + sign > scroll and find English > click it > select which English you want English (United Staes), English (United Kingdom), English (Canada) etc > click the selection >
You are now back on Time and language screen > click the English version you selected > click Option > language pack will be offered to you > install it.
When done, you will be back to Time & Language screen > right click the English > click Set as default.
You will have to restart the computer to initiate the switch from Japanese to English as display language.
You will find some items still carry Japanese language, but majority will be in English.

Hope this helps.
I used the same method to switch from English to Chinese as display language.

The followings are screenshots to illustrate the change of English as display language to Chinese as display language.

English :

Chinese :
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Hello my friend

I bought a new laptop here in japan
But Cant change my language to english
Also cant download language pack

Pls need help,,

A:Cant change language to english

..................Also cant download language pack ....................
Left click at Start button > Settings > Time & Language > left side, click Region & Language > right side, under Languages, click the + sign > scroll and find English > click it > select which English you want English (United Staes), English (United Kingdom), English (Canada) etc > click the selection >
You are now back on Time and language screen > click the English version you selected > click Option > language pack will be offered to you > install it.
When done, you will be back to Time & Language screen > right click the English > click Set as default.
You will have to restart the computer to initiate the switch from Japanese to English as display language.
You will find some items still carry Japanese language, but majority will be in English.

Hope this helps.
I used the same method to switch from English to Chinese as display language.

The followings are screenshots to illustrate the change of English as display language to Chinese as display language.

English :

Chinese :
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You can change the language settings in the Regional and Languages Options (
Date, Time, Language, and Regional Options in category view) applet in the Control Panel.

Do you have the multilingual version of Windows installed, or the english version using a different input language?
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A:Change language for WinXP to English

Dat said:

How to change the laguage for Win XP to English? I have a Chinese XP at the moment but really need the English XP. I have attempted to change the language in control panel but only Chinese language is available.
I have Winxp CD but when installing it, it said that the language being used uncompatible with the language already installed and the option to upgrade this language is unavailable.
Does anyone know how to get English-language WinXP in this situation?Click to expand...
Maybe try this?

start/control panel/regional and language options.
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A:Need to change language from Spanish to English

Welcome to Windows Seven Forums.

Your easiest way round your problem would be a Windows Anytime Upgrade from Windows 7 Professional to Windows 7 Ultimate, which would give you access to 34 language packs via Windows Updates.

Obviously, you'll need to choose your region before you make your purchase, but all it involves is buying a new product key, which is then e-mailed to you.

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A:language change help (Thai to English, please)

In Internet Explorer go to Tools/Internet Options and click on the Language tab then click on the Add tab and select English.
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A:change language from spanish to english


Welcome To TSF.

Have you changed the language and region in control panel?

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Format : English (United Kingdom)
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I did a clean install from USB (upgrade from OEM Win 7 Ultimate). My language was reset to French - probably as the original Win 7 machine was bought in France. I have changed the input/display to English but whenever I install software (today GoogleDrive, Dropbox, Lenovo drivers) the language picked up is the system language.

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A:Change SYSTEM Language to English

Originally Posted by adamf

does anyone know if this is possible? To be clear i am not talking about display language or input language as there are many posts about this.

Currently my settings are as i want them:

Display language : English
input language : English (united states) - french
format : English (united kingdom)


location : France you might want to change this. See picture below.

stop edit

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Is it possible to change this?

see picture below:
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A:Unable to change language from Spanish to English

Hello dvtrv,

The ability to change the display language is not available in Vista Home Premium. You will only be able to do so in the Vista Ultimate and Enterprise editions.

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i have moved your post to a thread of its own.

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A:Change Language form english to german

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First you have to install this: (Choose English in the drop down menu)

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