How to install language packs in Windows 10

Windows 10 comes with support for several languages and Language Interface Packs (LIP) can be installed on any edition of Windows 10. You can view menus, dialog boxes, and other user interface items in your preferred language. Let’s get started on how to enable languages and change the preferred language.

Install Language Pack via Windows Update

Unfortunately, Microsoft has not made the Language Pack interface (LIP) for download to user level for an offline install. It is only available as a deployment level download for OEMs and developers only. Regular end users can only download and install the packs from Windows update legally, for now.

Click action center icon on taskbar and click ‘All settings’.

Action Center

Action Center

Click ‘Time & language’

Time and Language

Time and Language

Click ‘Add a language’.

Add Language

Add Language

Choose your preferred language. Windows will now look for the language pack from Windows update.

Installation of Language Packs

Installation of Language Packs

Click ‘Set as default’ and download the language pack.


Download the language pack

Download the language pack

Wait for Windows to download the language pack. After download is complete, it will show you that it will display language after next sign-in.

Log off and Login or Restart

Log off and Login or Restart

Restart Windows for the preferred language to get applied.

Windows 10 Languages

Windows 10 Languages

Your preferred language keyboard will be instantly accessible from taskbar.

Taskbar - Keyboard Language Toggle

Taskbar – Keyboard Language Toggle

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