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  1. Heath.J Win User

    Is it possible to change the language on Windows 11 laptop purchased in China by first...


    With Windows XP and 2003, we were able to purchase laptops in China that had the local Windows Home edition, which was locked into Chinese as the language. But were then able to pay to upgrade to Windows Pro, to unlock all the language options in order to set it to English. Can we do the same with Windows 11?Notes: I've been able to find some response to this question from early 2022, at which point there didn't seem to be enough information available. I'm hoping that there is a clear answer now that Windows 11 has been available for some time.I would normally have assumed that we can, si

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    Heath.J, Dec 6, 2023
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  2. 95Viper Win User

    Windows 8.1 update changed the language, can't change back

    Maybe, these will help... it seems it is a common enough problem.

    Language packs are no longer available after you upgrade to Windows 8.1

    And, sort of the same here --> Add a language or keyboard

    Quote from above MS web page:

    Spoiler Download and install language packs
    You'll need to download the language pack if you want to make a language your Windows display language (that's the language you see most often in Windows and apps).
    • Swipe in from the right edge of the screen, tap Settings, and then tap Change PC settings.
      (If you're using a mouse, point to the lower-right corner of the screen, move the mouse pointer up, click Settings, and then click Change PC settings.)
    • Tap or click Time and language, and then tap or click Region and language.
    • Tap or click a language that says Language pack available underneath, and then tap or click Options.
    • Tap or click Download. The download process might take a while, depending on your PC and the size of the language pack.
      If you want to make this your display language, see the next section "Change your Windows display language".
    Change your Windows display language
    To change your Windows display language (that's the language you see most often in Windows and apps), first add a language, download and install the language pack, and then follow these steps.
    • Swipe in from the right edge of the screen, tap Settings, and then tap Change PC settings.
      (If you're using a mouse, point to the lower-right corner of the screen, move the mouse pointer up, click Settings, and then click Change PC settings.)
    • Tap or click Time and language, and then tap or click Region and language.
    • Tap or click the language that you want to set as your display language.
    • Tap or click Set as primary to move the language to the top of the list. If the language can become your Windows display language, you'll see Will be display language after next sign-in appear under the language.
    • Sign out and then sign back in to finish.
    And here is some more info --> Add Language Packs to Windows
     
    95Viper, Dec 6, 2023
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  3. Windows 11- Change language.

    Hello-

    I bought a Huawei laptop in China.

    I want to change the language from Chinese to English.

    I'm unable to do this.

    I can download the english keyboard but I'm not able to change the system langaue.

    Any suggestions?

    Thanks,

    Sean
     
    Sean Cutler, Dec 6, 2023
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  4. Sam557MV Win User

    Is it possible to change the language on Windows 11 laptop purchased in China by first...

    Bought a laptop in China, want to change language to English

    I bought a laptop in China, but the only display language option is Chinese; it won't let me change it to English. The OEM description says CoreCountrySpecific, is this related? Is there any way I can change the language?

    Thanks
     
    Sam557MV, Dec 6, 2023
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