How to Change Display Language in Windows 11

Want to use Windows 11 in your favorite language? It is pretty easy to change the display language in Windows 11. Here is how.

Depending on where you bought the Windows 11 computer or what language you selected while downloading the ISO, Windows 11 will use that as the default display language. For example, if you bought the laptop in Japan or selected Japanese while downloading the ISO, Windows 11 will use Japanese as the default display language.

For the most part, this is not a problem for many. However, if you don’t know or cannot read the current display language or want to try a new one, you must change the Windows 11 language. Out of the box, Windows 11 comes with a single language. That being said, when needed, you can download and install language packs to use the language of your choice. The best thing is, it is straightforward to change Windows 11 language. All you have to do is, download the language pack and set it as the default.

To help you get started, this Windows 11 guide will show you how to change the display language in Windows 11. Follow the steps as is, and the procedure will be done in no time.

Things to know beforehand

There are a couple of things you should know before you can change the Windows 11 display language. They are as follows.

  • You can only change the display language in Windows 11 Pro and Enterprise editions. If you are running Windows 11 Home, you cannot change the display language.
  • Make sure your system is connected to the internet. It is required to download language packs.

Steps change Windows 11 language

You must modify the Windows 11 language settings to change the display language. Here is where to find the option and how to change it.

  1. Open Windows 11 Settings.
  2. Select “Time & Language” on the sidebar.
  3. Click on the “Language & Region” option.
  4. Click the “Add a language” button.
  5. Search for the language you want to add.
  6. Click on the language.
  7. Press the “Next” button.
  8. Select the “Set as default display language” option.
  9. Click “Install.”
  10. Close the Settings app and restart the computer.

Detailed steps:

As always, the first thing we need to do is open the Settings app. To do that, you can either click on the Settings icon on the Quick Settings panel or press the “Start key + I” keyboard shortcut. You can search for the same in the Start menu.

After that, go to the “Time & Language > Language & Region” page. This is where you will find all the options related to managing all the language settings.

add a new language in Windows 11

Here, see if you can find the language you want to set as default under the “Languages” section. If you cannot, click the “Add a language” button. This action will allow you to add the language pack.

Now, search for the language you want to set as default, select it, and click the “Next” button.

search and select a language

After selecting the language, select the “Set as default display language” checkbox and click the “Install” button. This action will force Windows to download the desired language pack.

change display language in Windows 11

At this point, the newly selected language will be at the top of all other language packs under the “Language” section. If not, drag and drop the language in the first place. Next, either sign out and sign in or restart the computer.

new default Windows 11 display language

After restarting the computer, the newly selected language will be the default display language.

That is all. It is that simple to change the display language in Windows 11.

I hope that helps.

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