How to change the display language in Windows 8

One of the changes that Microsoft brings with Windows 8, is the ability to install additional language packs in all Windows 8 versions. This option was given for first time in Windows 7 operating system, but was only available for Ultimate and Enterprise versions.

This is a tutorial on how you can change your display language in Windows 8 operating System.

(Watch this tutorial in YouTube.)

1. Right-click at the screen’s bottom-left corner and from the pop-up menu, choose “Control Panel“.

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2a. If your view is by: Category, open “Add a language” under “Clock, Language and Region” group.

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2b. If your view is by: Small Icons, open “Language” option.

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3. From the list of installed languages, choose the language that you prefer as your operating system display language (e.g. Deutsch, in our example) and choose “Options” on the right.

Notice*: View this article on how to add another language in Windows 8.

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4. Choose to open “Download and install language pack” option.

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5.  Press “Yes” to “User Account Control” security warning.

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7. Relax and let the system download and install the language pack.

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8. When the installation is complete, press “Close”.

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9. From the main language preferences window, select your preferred display language and press “Move Up”.

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10. Close all windows and restart your computer.

Now your preferred language is active!

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