I have a valid copy of Windows 10 (upgraded from Windows 7 years ago), and recently I wanted change to its system language from Chinese to English and found my copy is locked to Chinese locale.
From googling, I can either:
- Reset my system via settings.
- or Download an english version of Windows 10 then re-install.
I picked the latter option as I wanted a clean install anyway.
So I downloaded an ISO from Microsoft's own site, which is English International + 64 bits + release 1803, and on the second screen I faced this screen:
From googling it seems there should be a "I don't have a product key" option, but it was missing. And I certainly don't have a product key (the one used by my current system wasn't accepted by installer).
So my question: is this route possible nowadays? Do I have to go with the reset route?
Update, from the questions in comments:
I believe my existing Windows 10 is a single language version, I have already set language/region preference to English/US but the interface remain Chinese.
I already tried system reset, but after resetting, the setup interface starts with Chinese, and doesn't ask for my preferred language. I have set US as my region, however the interface remains Chinese.
So I am attempting to replace it with a multi-language Windows 10. But the problem is I couldn't get pass the initial Product Key screen.
I believe I have downloaded the right generic Windows 10 ISO, from https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows10ISO, if it wasn't right, please point me to the right site.
The ISO filename is
I discovered my machine originally has Windows 8 initially, not Windows 7. ShowKeyPlus tells me it's "Win 8 RTM CoreCountrySpecifc OEM:DM"
My existing Windows 10 is "Windows 10 Home China"
So basically, I need to get generic "windows 10 Home" onto it, but just couldn't find a way.