After purchasing a computer abroad or installing the English version of Windows 10, you can change the system language from the default one to the one you need for everyday use. Our experts tell you how to perform this operation.
Installing the language pack
Additional localization packages can only be installed by a user who has administrator rights on this computer.
Open the “Windows Settings” panel using the keyboard shortcut “Win+i”. We go to the “Time & Language” section indicated by the frame.
In the side area of transitions, select the line “Language”with the mouse. In the right part of the window, click the hyperlink with the app store icon.
In the Microsoft Store window that opens, we find the Russian language pack. Click on the area marked with the frame in the screenshot.
In the installation dialog box, click the ” Get ” button.
In the pop-up window, select options. The check mark marked with the number ” 1 ” is responsible for localization of the graphical interface of the system. Below it, the text-to-speech and handwriting packages are marked with a two. If they are not necessary, you can uncheck them. When you’ve finished selecting the options, click “Install”.
We are waiting for the full download and installation of the language pack. A system alert will appear on top of the open Windows. Windows offers the option to terminate the user’s session immediately to change the interface language, or to postpone this procedure. Click ” Yes ” to open the welcome window. After logging in again, all menu items and captions under desktop icons will be in Russian.
To fully complete the localization of the system, in addition to installing the language pack, you need to change several other regional settings.
We call the OS parameters panel and re-enter the section marked with a frame in the screenshot.
In the navigation area, select the”Region” line with the mouse. In the right part of the window, use the drop-down menu marked with a two to set the actual country of stay. Scroll the information in the window all the way down.
In the “Related parameters” section, click on the highlighted hyperlink.
The classic control panel opens in the “Hours and region” section. Click on the following link indicated in the screenshot.
In the regional settings window, we check which language is used for programs that do not support the Unicode standard. Click the “Edit” button highlighted by the frame.
Use the drop-down menu indicated by the arrow to set the Russian language. Click ” OK ” confirming the selection and closing the settings window.
In the pop-up warning that appears, select an immediate reboot. After completing these steps, the system language will switch completely to Russian. It will also display information on the initial login page.
The sequence of actions provided by our experts is suitable for translating the system into any language that is convenient for the user, provided that the necessary localization package is available in the Microsoft Store.