My young brother made the mistake over the past weekend of switching the display language on my laptop, which was running Windows 10, from English to Sanskrit. I had installed Sanskrit in order to check the processes necessary to install a new language pack in Windows 10.
If you are able to understand the language that is now being shown on your Windows 10 or 11 device, changing the display language back to English is a simple process. However, things get more difficult if the display language is not something you are familiar with.
This tutorial will teach you how to change the display language back to English in Windows 10 or 11, regardless of whether you changed it intentionally or accidently.
Change the language of Windows 10 to English
First, press the Windows key and the letter I simultaneously to open the Settings app. You can also launch the Settings app by right-clicking the Start button, then selecting the sixth item from the bottom of the list. This will bring up the Settings app (refer to the picture below).
Step 2: When you arrive at the main screen of the Settings application, select the category labeled “Time & language.” Because of its symbol, this is quite easy to recognize (refer to the picture below).
Step 3: After that, select your language by clicking the option there (third option). Once more, you can quickly identify it by looking at the icon that is located next to it.
Step 4: In this section, pick English from the selection that drops down.
It is possible that the English language pack has not been installed if there is no entry for English in the drop-down menu. To accomplish this, pick English from the drop-down menu that appears after clicking the plus icon (see to the picture below), clicking the Next button (located on the screen’s left side), and then clicking the Install button (located on the screen’s left side).
It might take a few minutes for Windows 10 to finish installing the language pack.
The fifth step is to select the English language from the list of languages that have been installed.
Step 6: If you want to sign out of your account, press the left button on the screen when the corresponding prompt appears. Alternately, you may manually log out by right-clicking the Start button, choosing the second option from the bottom of the list, and then selecting the first option at the top of the list.
Step 7: When you get to the Lock/login page, you may either sign in to Windows 10 by entering your password or PIN, or you can use your fingerprint. You should now see that the display language is English instead of the previous language.
Select English as the Display Language for Windows 10
First, press the Windows key and the letter I together on your keyboard to open the Settings app. You may also utilize search, but if the results are displayed in a language that you do not understand, right-click the Start button, and then choose the sixth option from the list’s bottom.
Step 2: Navigate to the Settings app and choose Time & language from the menu. Again, if you do not comprehend the English that is displayed on the screen, select the seventh option that depicts a clock superimposed over a globe (refer to the picture below).
Step 3: At this point, on the right-hand side, select the second item on the list, which is titled “Language and region.” Once more, a miniature globe with some letters will show up next to the selection.
Step 4: From the drop-down box, select either English (United States) or any other variation of the English language.
Please click on the button (refer to the image below), scroll down the list, then click Next (refer to the image below), and finally click Install (refer to the image below) to begin the process of installing the English language if it has not already been done so.
After installation is complete, as seen above, navigate to the Language drop-down option and pick English.
Step 5: To sign out of the account and switch to the English language, click the Sign out button that appears on the same page (see to the image below for further clarification). You may also sign out by right-clicking the Start button, selecting the second option from the bottom of the menu, and then choosing the first option from the drop-down menu. That wraps it up!
You are now able to sign in to your PC using the English language, which will be shown on the screen.