12 replies on How to remove Windows display languages

  1. Freeze says:


    Go to regedit=>HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESYSTEMCurrentControlSetControlMUIUILanguages

    And then delete the language, which you’ve unistalled through windows. The language after deleting will disappear in Vistalizator, and you can now install it again.

  2. L says:

    if the system language isn’t english, and i would like to change it to english and then delete the default system language, what can i do?

  3. masoud eftekhari says:

    thanks for the information. I have faced a bigger problem. I uninstalled the languages as you explained. while uninstalling,my hard drive C started being occupied more. while you uninstall , normally you have more free space. but now it is completely the opposite. why??????

  4. 9491 says:

    While deleting them my storage gets bigger and then when i reset my pc it lowers the storage gigsbytes. Is that a problem???

    • Anonymous says:

      I’m not sure I understand your problem. Can you please be more descriptive and clear?

  5. Bill Kinsey says:

    That’s fine, but pressing uninstall only shows English as a display language. Yet there are many dozens of other language files still under system32. How do I get rid of these storage wasters?

    • Stargehzer says:

      Same issue here on my Win7 machine.
      LPKSetup.exe only ‘sees’ the English language but my Windows Folder (& the folders within) are peppered with thousands of folders & files (like zh-cn).
      LPKSetup.exe seems to be useless unless I want to install languages.

  6. Anon says:

    Thank you for this tip, a corrupted language pack kept trying to install and I needed to remove it.

  7. Mozo says:

    Thanks man it worked (:

  8. Daku says:

    In my windows 7 System32 folder I have dozens of folders for languages I do not need, e.g. zh-CN, zh-HK, zh-TW for Chinese.
    When I use the lpksetup.exe it only shows me the language which I actually need, no others.
    Can I just delete the folders of those Chinese etc. things ?

  9. Marian says:

    Doesn’t work for me.
    In settings, under “Windows display language” (as well as in the system tray language switcher) I have 2 languages: English (United States) and English (United Kingdom). And under language packs, I only have one pack: English (United States).
    Running Get-WinUserLanguageList only gives me en-US. I can’t find any way to remove English (United Kingdom)

    • Ciprian Adrian Rusen says:

      This means your Windows was made for the UK market and the language is part of the core OS. You won’t be able to remove the UK language.

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