Windows 10: Remove Unwanted Languages

Discus and support Remove Unwanted Languages in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; Good day, I have a HP notebook that I upgraded to windows 10, version 1803 home edition. I am trying to figure out why I am getting multiple languages... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by kaltland, Oct 20, 2018.

  1. kaltland Win User

    Remove Unwanted Languages


    Good day,
    I have a HP notebook that I upgraded to windows 10, version 1803 home edition. I am trying to figure out why I am getting multiple languages downloaded when I think I have all the settings set to US (English). I have attached a .doc file that list the files that are appearing for just ar-SA language, so take all those files times appx 25 more languages showing in both file explorer and registry, it amounts to a lot of wasted space. I tried to remove them but it is impossible. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.

    :)
     
    kaltland, Oct 20, 2018
    #1
  2. Andre Da Costa Win User

    Removing Language

    If you add a secondary language to Windows 10 version 1803 that shares the same base language as the Windows display language, neither language can be removed.

    For example: If English (United Kingdom) is the current Windows display language, and you then add English (India) to the Preferred languages list, afterwards neither English (United Kingdom) nor English (India) can be removed from the Preferred languages list.

    Note: The most notable effect of having multiple related languages in the Preferred languages list is additional entries in the text input selector. You can remove unwanted language list entries using these steps:

    1. From the Start menu, search for powershell.

    2. Right-click Windows Powershell in the search results and choose Run as administrator.

    3. Type or copy/paste the following command at the command prompt, and then press Enter.

    Get-WinUserLanguageList

    After typing this command, make note of the “LanguageTag” listed for the language you wish to remove, as you will need it in the next step.

    4. Type or copy/paste each of the following commands at the command prompt, and then press Enter. In the following commands, instead of typing <languagecode>, replace it with the language tag you wish to remove, such as en-in for English (India).

    $LangList = Get-WinUserLanguageList

    $MarkedLang = $LangList | where LanguageTag -eq "<languagecode>"

    $LangList.Remove($MarkedLang)

    Set-WinUserLanguageList $LangList -Force
     
    Andre Da Costa, Oct 20, 2018
    #2
  3. Andre Da Costa Win User
    Can't remove a language

    If you add a secondary language to Windows 10 version 1803 that shares the same base language as the Windows display language, neither language can be removed.

    For example: If English (United Kingdom) is the current Windows display language, and you then add English (India) to the Preferred languages list, afterwards neither English (United Kingdom) nor English (India) can be removed from the Preferred languages list.

    Note: The most notable effect of having multiple related languages in the Preferred languages list is additional entries in the text input selector. You can remove unwanted language list entries using these steps:

    1. From the Start menu, search for powershell.

    2. Right-click Windows Powershell in the search results and choose Run as administrator.

    3. Type or copy/paste the following command at the command prompt, and then press Enter.

    Get-WinUserLanguageList

    After typing this command, make note of the “LanguageTag” listed for the language you wish to remove, as you will need it in the next step.

    4. Type or copy/paste each of the following commands at the command prompt, and then press Enter. In the following commands, instead of typing <languagecode>, replace it with the language tag you wish to remove, such as en-in for English (India).

    $LangList = Get-WinUserLanguageList

    $MarkedLang = $LangList | where LanguageTag -eq "<languagecode>"

    $LangList.Remove($MarkedLang)

    Set-WinUserLanguageList $LangList -Force
     
    Andre Da Costa, Oct 20, 2018
    #3
  4. Deepika Gowda Win User

    Remove Unwanted Languages

    Cant remove unwanted language

    Hi,

    As you are facing issues with accessing the keyboard layout with different language and trying to uninstall the languages we will help you with this issue.

    Try the below troubleshooting steps to change/ add the input method to your keyboard and check if it helps.

    • Press Windows + X, click on
      Control Panel
      , select Category and then select
      Large icon
    • Click on Language.
    • Click on Add language, Search for Thai language, select it and click on Add button.
    • Once the language is added, click on Options from the right pane under
      Thai.
    • Click on Download and install language pack.

    This will help you to install the language pack and access it.

    Also, if you wish to remove Hebrew language on your device, try the below.

    • Press Windows + X, click on
      Control Panel, select Category and then select
      Large or Small icon
    • Click on Language
    • Select Hebrew
      language and click on Remove option.
    You may also refer to the below Microsoft article about installing language packs and check if it helps.

    Refer: Language packs

    Also, refer to Language Control Panel to change the system language.

    Hope it helps. Reply to the post with an updated status of this issue to assist you better.

    Thank you.
     
    Deepika Gowda, Oct 20, 2018
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