My PC's default display language is currently set to English(US). I want to change it to English(UK) but whenever I go to settings in order to choose the language of my choice I see this:


English UK is unavailable. Why?


There are advanced language settings that may block the download of language packs. To revert these settings to their defaults values so that you can download language packs, follow these steps:

  • Open Control Panel. To do this, type Control Panel in the Search box, and then tap or click Control Panel in the search results list.

  • Tap or click Clock, Language and Region. (If you are viewing Control Panel in icon display, select Language, and then go to step 4.)

  • Tap or click Language.
  • Tap or click Advanced settings.
  • Examine the Override for Windows display language and Override for default input method lists. Make sure that the Use language list (recommended) option is selected for both lists (see Figure 1). Then, tap or click Save.

Figure 1: Advanced settings:

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  • After you save the settings, you are returned to the standard language settings. In the list of previously installed languages, click Options next to the language you want to install.

  • Click the download link to install the language pack (see Figure 2).

Figure 2: Start the download:

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