Remove language on Windows 10 - the PowerShell way
- Category: Tech Support
- Author: Nikolay Mihaylov
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