After purchasing a computer abroad or installing the English version of Windows 10, you can change the system language from the default setting to the one you need for everyday use. How to perform this operation our experts tell you.
Installing the language pack
Additional localization packages can only be installed by a user who has administrator rights on that computer.
Open the “Windows Settings” panel using the “Win+i” key combination. Go to the “Time Language” section marked with a frame.
In the side area of transitions highlight the line “Language” with the mouse. On the right side of the window, click the hyperlink with the application store symbol.
In the opening window of the Microsoft Store find the Russian language package. Click on the area highlighted in the screenshot.
Click the “Get” button in the installation dialog box.
Select options in the pop-up window. The checkbox marked “1” is responsible for the localization of the graphical interface of the system. Below it the packages of text-to-speech and handwriting input are marked with a double mark. If they are not needed, you can uncheck them. After choosing the options, press “Install”.
Wait until the language pack is completely downloaded and installed. A system warning will appear over the open windows. Windows offers you the choice of immediately logging out of the user experience to change the interface language, or of immediately postponing the process. Press “Yes” to access the welcome screen. After you have re-entered the dialog box, all menu items and captions under the icons on the desktop will be in the Russian language.
To complete localization of your system you need to change several regional settings in addition to the language pack.
Call the control panel and go to the section, shown in the frame.
In the navigation area, click on the “Region” line. On the right side of the window, use the drop-down menu marked with a “2” to set the actual country of residence. Scroll down to the bottom of the window.
In the “Related Options” section, click on the hyperlink highlighted in the frame.
Classic control panel will open in the “Clock and Region” section. Click on the following link, indicated in the screenshot.
In the regional settings window check what language is used for the programs that do not support the Unicode standard. Press “Change” button with the frame.
Use the dropdown menu (arrow) to set the Russian language. Press “OK” to confirm your choice and close the settings window.
In the pop-up warning that appears, choose an immediate reboot. After you have completed the action, the system language will completely switch to Russian. This will display, among other things, information on the initial login page.
To sum up
The sequence of actions given by our experts can be used for translation of the system into any language you like, on condition that the necessary localization package is available in Microsoft Store.