How do I change my Windows 8 language interface from Chinese to English?

Original title: Windows 8 Interface
 
 
Hello,

I just recently bought a Asus Vivobook with windows 8. 

How do I change my windows 8 interface to English? It is Chinese right now and I want to change it to English, I tried "control panel' and adding 'united states-english' but it says it is unable to download. Is there another way? 


Please and thank you so much. 

Best,
TT

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Hi TingTsai,

 

Thank you for posting your question in Microsoft Community.

 

I understand that you want to change your language interface from Chinese to English. Correct me if I am wrong.

 

I can imagine the inconvenience you have experienced. I will definitely help you in fixing the issue.

 

Please follow the steps in the below links to change your language interface and check the issue:

 

 

Language packs are available for Windows 8 and for Windows RT:

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2607607?wa=wsignin1.0

 

Using the language you want:

http://blogs.msdn.com/b/b8/archive/2012/02/21/using-the-language-you-want.aspx

 

Languages in Windows 8 and Windows RT:

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows-8/language#1TC=t1

 

Language packs:

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows/language-packs#lptabs=win8 

 

I hope the above information helps you and your reply is very important for us to ensure a proper resolution. Please get back to us in order to assist you accordingly.

 

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This same question continues to be asked and there are no solutions offered, other than the stock answers (which don't work). 

Computers purchased with Windows 8 PRC appear to be locked into Chinese and are not able to have the interface language changed to English - only the keyboard language can be changed. 

Can someone at Microsoft PLEASE address this somehow? There are many English speakers living in China and we WANT to purchase your products. 

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I am Having the same problem. Bought an Asus Vivo Notebook with Windows 8 already on it and it is all in Chinese. Some Things Changed to English when I changed the language, but not the essential things like the Control panel or any of the main things used.

 

PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE could Microsoft sort this out for us! The amount I have spent on Microsoft products in the past, I am SURE Microsoft could sort this problem out for us.

 

Regards

Trevor

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I am having the same problem with WIN8.

 

I bought a PC in Russia - I speak Russian but I want to use the interface language as ENGLISH.

 

However it appears to be LOCKED.

 

How do I unlock it?

 

I have English as a keyboard language, but it doesn't help if I can't understand the Windows menus..

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I bought a laptop and it came with interface language Russian.I dont speak (or read for that matter) russian very well so when i tried to change it to any of the English versions of the language i could do it only for the keyboard.

It appears that it is locked for me somehow.Wheni tried to download any of the languages i actually understand for Win8.1 as interface language they all demanded for some reason primary language to be either English or Serbian.

Microsoft please help!I have been your loyal customer for a decade.

OP i hope you`ll be able to solve your problem due that we are in similiar batch.

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The language packs that you have listed or provided as available do not include the most elementary language, English! On the control panel, the English language (United Kingdom)  does not provide the option to be downloaded and only Russian , in my case, is available.

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This happens because in some countries Windows 8 is locked to just 1 language.

Agree, this is silly. I live in China and I cannot buy a machine with Windows 8 in English??

The irony is that 2 years ago I bought a machine with Windows RT and i could change the language!

And just to be clear: the prices of PCs in China are not lower than other parts of the world!

Many foreigners resort to going to Hong Kong to buy a PC with Win in English, that's ridiculous.

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did you get any help?? I have this problem even in windows 10, man..please let me know if u had it solved ..tel : 18310708514 (Beijing)..thanks

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Hello Everyone,

I`d like to make this change too, cos of to specific word use in Russian version. Does it works? Is it possible at least?)

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Is there any way for (now) Windows 10 users to reinstall their OS so they can change their interface language?Mine Win8.1 (now Win.10) came with Russian only,and I cannot change to any other language (or to download it for that matter).

Come on Microsoft...this thread has been open for three years!

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