Change the Language of a Windows 8 Laptop

Windows 8 supports multiple languages, and the languages can be installed with just a few mouse clicks. Depending upon the region of the world you're in, you can install any language pack on your Windows 8 laptop as long as you aren't running Windows 8 Single Language.

In order to install a new language on your Windows 8 computer, you must download its language pack.

Here is how you can download and install a new language pack on your Windows 8 laptop:

    ■Log on to your Windows 8 laptop using an administrator account.
    ■On the Start screen, click the Desktop tile to go to the desktop window.

    ■Once the desktop window appears, hover the mouse to the bottom-right or top-right corner of the screen.
    ■From the displayed Charms bar, click Settings.

    ■On the Settings pane, from the upper section, click Control Panel.

    ■Ensure that the Category view is selected from the View by drop-down list that is available at the top-right corner of the Control Panel.
    ■From the displayed categories, click Clock, Language, and Region.

    ■Click Language from the right pane of the Clock, Language, and Region window.

    ■Once the Language window opens up, under the Change your language preferences section, click Add a Language.

    ■Click to select the desired language from the available list on the Add a language window. (E.g. Filipino in this demonstration.)
    ■Once the language is selected, click Add from the bottom-right corner of the window.

    ■On the opened window, click Options representing the added language.

    ■Under Windows display language, click the Download and install language pack link from the opened window.

    ■Once done, follow the on-screen instructions to download and install the language pack.
    ■Restart the laptop once the language is downloaded and installed in order to start using the new display language on your Windows 8 laptop.

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