Q: My Windows 10 Changing Language Incomplete

After my Windows 10 PC being changed language from Chinese (simplified) to English (The United States), the desktop display language did changed into English, but it's still Chinese in the lock screen and the login interface.

Hi John,
As per the query you have changes the input language to your PC but the login screen and desktop interface still reflects Chinese language.
- Did you change the display language ?
The issue might be occurring if the display language has not been set/changed.
We recommend you to set the display the language as English and see if this helps.
Please refer the below article “How to add an input language to your PC” and the refer the option Set your display settings.
Keep us informed for further assistance.
Thank you.
Akheel Ahmed P

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I have changed the display language but the problem still exists.

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Before we proceed, I need more information to help you better.
  • What is the base language of operating system installed on your computer?

The display language is the language that Windows uses in wizards, dialog boxes, menus, Help and Support topics, and other items in the user interface. Some display languages are installed by default, and others require you to install additional language files. When you change the display language, it is changed for your user account and is not changed on the Welcome screen.

Let's follow these steps below.

  1. Type Control Panel on search bar, click on Control Panel, click on Clock, Language, and Region, and then clicking Regional and Language Options.
  2. Click the Keyboards and Languages tab.

  3. Under Display language, choose a language from the list, and then click OK.

When you change the display language, the text in menus and dialog boxes for some programs might not be in the language that you want. This happens because the program might not support Unicode.

Hope the above information helps. Reply with necessary information and the result to help you further.

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thank you for answering

my defalt(base)display language is Chinese(simplified)

if my system don't support the Unicode like you replied, then what shall i do to deal with this problem?

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As the per the reply the issue persist.
- Which windows 10 build is installed on the system?

Lets follow the below methods and see if this helps.

Method 1: Install all the Windows update.

1. Type update on the Windows search bar and select Check for updates.
2. Now click on Check for updates button, it will automatically check for the Windows update if any update is pending.

Method 2 : SFC scan.

System File Checker is a utility in Windows that allows users to scan for corruptions in Windows system files and restore corrupted files. It will scan your system files and to repair missing or corrupted system files in Windows.          To run the SFC scan, refer to the Microsoft article below.

if the issue still persist,

Method 3 : Create new user account.

Create a new user account. This is will help us check if the current user profile, is corrupted or not.

Refer the below article to create a new user account :

keep us informed with the status of the issue, we are here to assist you.

Akheel Ahmed P

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Sorry for replying to this old post.

Actually, I also had the same problem in my own PC after I changed the Chinese language setting to English.

Finally, I found a solution, so I think it is better to post it to help someone who has the same issue.

After setting the display language, if you find that the welcome screen or new user accounts is still using the old language setting, you can do like below

  1. Type "Control Panel" on "Search Bar," click on "Control Panel", click on "Clock, Language, and Region", choose and click on "Region".
  2.  In the "Region" window, open "Administrative" tab, click on "Copy Settings..." in the "Welcome screen and new user accounts" group.
  3. Then copy your current setting to both of welcome screen and new user accounts, restart it.

At least in my case, above steps, the problem has been solved.

Hope that will be helpful for who has the same problem.

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