Change Windows 10 interface language to English
To make it easier for to get support during an exam, it is better to change the language of your Windows 10 installation to English. Windows has an built in option to change the language of the interface, just follow these steps.
When Windows 10 configured with a Microsoft account, the language preferences will sync across devices. When you only need to change the settings on one computer, it's recommended to disable the option to sync the language settings before making any changes to prevent the new configuration from overwriting the settings on your other devices.
- Open Settings.
- Click on Accounts.
- Click on Sync your settings.
- Under the "Individual sync settings" section, turn off the Language preferences toggle switch.
Once you complete the steps, you can change the language settings without affecting your other devices.
To change the system default language, close running applications, and use these steps:
- Open Settings.
- Click on Time & Language.
- Click on Language.
- When English is available in the drop down box for Windows display language, choose English. Otherwise continue to the next step.
- Under the "Preferred languages" section, click the Add a language button.
- Search for the new language. (You can do a search using the country name.)
- Select the language package from the result.
- Click the Next button.
- Check the Install language pack option.
- Check the Set as my display language option.
- Check all the additional features as necessary. For example, "Text-to-speech" and "Handwriting."
- Click the Install button.
- Click the Yes, sign out now button.
- Sign back in.
After you complete the steps, the display language will change across the entire Windows 10 experience, including the Sign-in screen, Settings app, File Explorer, Desktop, apps, browser, and websites you visit. Depending on your new settings, Windows 10 may prompt you to review your privacy settings again.