Windows 10 Install Language Pack

  1. Windows 10 Install Language Pack Manually
  2. Windows 10 Install Language Pack Command Line

In Windows 10 version 1809 and beyond, changing the Specify settings for optional component installation and component repair policy also influences how language packs are acquired, however language packs can only be acquired directly from Windows Update. It’s currently not possible to acquire them from a network share. Add a language pack on Windows 10 Go to Settings Time & Language Region & language, select a region, then click Add a language, choose the language pack you need. Click the language pack you just added, and open Options, then click the Download button under Download language pack.

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Today I've been setting up a new server on Windows 2019. By default, I install Windows with English version even if Client works in their language such as German, Polish or Swedish. While some people install Windows in a language they desire to work with, years of experience taught me that installing English and then adding Language Pack is the best way to go. All errors, windows events, and general troubleshooting is much easier if those are in the native English language. Each version of Windows made it easier to install the language pack and have that up and running in no time. In Windows 2019 it's even more comfortable… or is it?

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It's as easy as pressing Start, typing in language and using Change the language that Windows features appear in.

You get a list of languages where you can just press Add a language, chose language you want and it should appear under Preferred languages.

Now you press Options, a new page appears where you simply press Download and… nothing happens. So much for an easy way to implement a new language.

Workaround - Installing language pack Windows 2019

It seems that when Desktop Experience for Windows 2019 is enabled this option is not available (for now at least). Fortunately there's an old way of doing it.

Mount the ISO file, so that it shows up as DVD drive

Explore drive, go into <DriveLetter>:x64langpacks and copy required language packs to a different folder. If you don't do that it will take Windows a lot more time to install even a single language pack.

Open Start Menu, and type lpksetup.exe which should open Install or Uninstall display languages wizard.

Open Start Menu, and type lpksetup.exe which should open Install or Uninstall display languages wizard.

Point it to the directory where the language pack resides

Windows 10 Install Language Pack Manually

Point it to the directory where the language pack resides

After it's done, when you visit language options again everything appears to be in order.

Windows 10 Install Language Pack Command Line

Hopefully, Microsoft will fix this sooner rather than later.