How to uninstall additional languages in Windows 10 / 11

If you wish to uninstall Language Packs, you may open an elevated command prompt window, type the following, and hit Enter.

  • Which language pack is installed on the PC?
  • Is the installed language pack set as default?

It is very unusual that the language pack gets installed automatically. Let’s try this easy way to uninstall the language packs from the PC.

Method 1:
Press ⊞ Win + R. This will open Run. Alternatively, you can go to Start and search for Run.
In the Run dialogue box, type
and hit Enter.
Click on Uninstall display languages.
Selecting the language packs you want to uninstall and click
Click on Next will initiate the uninstallation process.
Wait for the uninstallation process to complete. Once done, the language packs will be removed from your system.

Please note that this method may not be available in all versions of Windows, and it is always recommended to use the native language settings in the Settings app to uninstall additional languages whenever possible.

Method 2:
For Windows 10 and 11, the recommended and native method to uninstall additional languages is through the Settings app. Here are the steps to do so:

Open the Settings app by pressing the Windows key + I on your keyboard or by clicking the Start button and selecting the Settings (gear) icon.

  1. In the Settings window, click on "Time & Language."
  2. In the left-hand menu, select "Language."
  3. Under the "Preferred languages" section, you will see a list of installed languages. Click on the language you want to uninstall.
  4. Once you click on a language, a few options will appear. Click on the "Options" button.
  5. In the language options, you will see a section labeled "Keyboards." Click on the keyboard you want to remove.
  6. Click the "Remove" button. Windows will prompt you to confirm the removal. Click "Yes" to uninstall the keyboard layout.
  7. After removing the keyboard layout, go back to the language options screen. Under the "Language options" section, you will see an option to "Uninstall language." Click on it.
  8. Windows will ask you to confirm the uninstallation. Click "Uninstall" to remove the language pack from your system.
  9. Repeat these steps for each additional language you want to uninstall.
  10. Once you have uninstalled all the desired languages, you can close the Settings app.

Using the native language settings in the Settings app ensures compatibility and proper removal of language packs in Windows 10 and 11.

Method 3:

To remove a display language in Windows 11 using PowerShell, you can follow these steps:

  • Open PowerShell with administrative privileges. Right-click on the Start button, then click on "Windows PowerShell (Admin)".
Run the following command to list all the installed display languages:


Windows PowerShell

  • Identify the LanguageTag of the display language you want to remove from the list.
  • Run the following command to remove the display language, replacing <LanguageTag> with the actual LanguageTag, you identified:

$languageList = Get-WinUserLanguageList
$languageList.Remove($languageList | Where-Object LanguageTag -eq "<LanguageTag>")
Set-WinUserLanguageList $languageList -Force
  • Make sure to replace <LanguageTag> with the actual LanguageTag you want to remove.
  • Restart your computer for the changes to take effect.
  • After restarting, the specified display language should be removed from the language list in Windows 11.
  • Please note that removing a display language will only remove it from the user's language list. The language files will still be present on the system, but they won't be associated with the user's account.

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