I've been researching into Windows 10 recently. On the .ISO download page, one of the choices to make is which language you want Windows to be in. There are two English choices: English and English International. I have tried to find information on the difference between these, but to no avail. What are your thoughts?

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Essentially, they are the same.

The International version contains localized English keyboard languages (like United Kingdom, Australia, etc.).

While the en-US (English) only contains the minimum of English-based languages.


UK one has colour instead of color and favourites in place of favorites, that's it really.... Keyboards, time and date, measures systems these are THE same in both and in separate setting of region NOT language (when you install windows you can choose any region on any language version) My recommendation is stick to US version since UK one needs separate upgrades and it's problematic later on...

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    There are also time & date differences. In the international version, the default time zone is different, the clock has 24 instead of 12h and the week starts on Monday, not Sunday. I believe there is also a difference in units (metric vs imperial and currency differences). Now, all of these settings are available in both variants, it's just that the defaults are different. They can always be changed.
    – noname
    Jul 17, 2019 at 11:47
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    Is there a setting to switch "colour" to "color" in the International ISO? Sep 30, 2019 at 21:10

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