Remove language on Windows 10 - the PowerShell way
- Category: Tech Support
- Author: Nikolay Mihaylov
UPDATE: 17 June 2020
After the latest Windows update "Feature update to Windows 10, version 2004. Successfully installed on 17-Jun-20" the old solution did not work for me anymore.
Click on the languages button in the toolbar and click on "Language preferences" after.We will install the English UK language pack by clicking the "Add a language" button and browsing and installing THE EXACT same language we want to remove.The new language pack will appear in the list below. Now we can select it and remove it.We have successfuly removed the unwanted language pack!
Working solution as of May 2018
After Windows update Version 1803, English UK was added to my language list and the Remove button in Region & language settings has somehow stopped working. This is really annoying, especially when you have to quickly switch between two input languages.
Tried searching for a solution in the wild wild web, but unfortunately I had no luck.
Then I hit the "Get Help" button and a fine fellow named Mark came to the rescue. You can find his solution in the list below:
- Run PowerShell as an Admnistrator. Having trouble finding it? Press WindowsButton on your keyboard and search for PowerShell in the supermenu. Right click and run as Administrator.
- In the window write or copy the following command and hit Enter:
This command will list all your active languages. You are interested in the "LanguageTag" parameter value.
In my case the "en-GB" was the pesky problematic language.
$LangList = Get-WinUserLanguageList
$MarkedLang = $LangList | where LanguageTag -eq "en-GB"
IMPORTANT: Replace "en-GB" with the language code you want to remove.
Set-WinUserLanguageList $LangList –Force