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I know that this may seems out of topic since it's not related to HP, but my system language is Ukranian and I want to change it back to English.

Thank you

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@revolutionbig wrote:

Hello

I know that this may seems out of topic since it's not related to HP, but my system language is Ukranian and I want to change it back to English.

Thank you


Hi,

 

Can you check if you could follow the steps below?

 

http://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c03471369

 

HP PCs - Changing Languages (Windows 😎

This document pertains to HP and Compaq computers and tablets with Windows 8.
The language on an HP computer is part of the product design. For the best computing experience, purchase a computer that matches your primary language. If you already have a computer that does not match your primary language and you cannot find or install a Language Pack, you might be able to install a new full version of Windows that matches your primary language.
 caution:
If you change the language and then contact HP Support, HP might not be able to help if the language is different than the language that shipped with the product. The language is part of the product design, and HP support services are set up to match the design of the product.
In Windows 8, you can change the display language in apps, settings, menus, and other areas in Windows. People sharing a computer can each select different display languages for their user accounts, or one person can add multiple languages to one user account and switch between them.
 note:
Installing multiple language packs might affect how much hard disk space is available, as well as system performance. Install only the language packs you will use.
Finding and installing a language pack
Over a hundred languages are listed in the Language section in Control Panel. Many of the languages have a number of dialects, which are called regional variants in Windows. If you add a language but find that no language pack is available for download, check periodically to see if Microsoft has created a language pack for the language you want.
Follow the steps below to change languages or install additional languages.
  1. Move the mouse pointer to the lower left corner of the screen, right-click, and select Control Panel from the menu.
    Figure : Control panel
    Image of menu with Control Panel selection
  2. Under Clock, Language, and Region, click Add a language.
    Figure : Clock, Language, and Region
    Image of Clock, Language, and Region with Add a Language selected
  3. In the Language window, click the Add a language button.
    Figure : Language window
    Image of Add a language button selection in Language window
  4. On the Add languages window, scroll down to find the language you want.
  5. Select the language: If the language has no regional variants, click Add.
    Figure : Language with no regional variants
    Image of Add languages window with a language that has no regional variants selected and the Add button highlighted
  6. If the language has multiple regional variants, click Open, select the regional variant you want, and then click Add.
    Figure : Language that has regional variants
    Image of Regional variants window with a regional variant selected and the Add button highlighted
    The Language window reopens with the new language on the list.
  7. Click Options next to the language you are adding.
    Figure : Options for adding languages
    Image of Language window with  Options selected
    The Language options window opens with any available language packs listed under Windows display language.
  8. If a language pack is available, click Download and install language pack.
    Figure : Language pack available for download
    Image of the Language options window listing a language pack available for download
  9. If prompted, sign in as an administrator.
  10. When prompted, click Yes to allow Microsoft Windows Language Pack Installer to make changes to the computer.
    The language pack begins to install. This might take several minutes.
    Figure : Language pack installation
    Image of a  language pack downloading
    The new language is available to everyone who shares the computer.
Changing the display language
Once the language pack has downloaded, you can switch between display languages.
  1. Sign in to your user account.
  2. In the Language window, select the language you want to set as a primary language and click Move up until the language is at the top of the list.
    Figure : Display language preference
    Image of Language window with Move up selected.
  3. Restart the computer.
  4. Log in to your account.
    The computer restarts with the new display language appearing in apps, settings, menus, and other areas in Windows.
  5. To switch between languages, open the Language window, move the desired language to the top of the list, and then restart the computer.
    Other people using the computer can choose different primary display languages by signing in to their accounts, following the steps in Finding and installing a language pack, and then following the steps in this section.
Changing the keyboard language
Once a language is on the language list, an appropriate input method is automatically added. You can add input methods in other languages or select a different keyboard layout.
  1. Move the mouse pointer to the lower left corner of the screen, right-click, and select Control Panel from the menu.
  2. Under Clock, Language, and Region, click Change input methods.
    Figure : Clock, Language, and Region
    Image of Clock, Language, and Region with Change input methods selected
    The Language window opens.
  3. To add a new keyboard layout, click Options next to the language.
    Figure : Options for adding input methods
    Image of Language window with Options selected
  4. On the Language options window, click Add an input method.
    Figure : Add an input method in Language options
    Image of language options window  with Add an input method selected
  5. On the Input method window, select the desired keyboard language and layout from the list, and then click Add.
    Figure : Keyboard language and layout
    Image of keyboard language and layout choices
  6. On the Language options window, click Save.
    Once you've chosen keyboard languages, you can switch between keyboards by pressing the Windows + SPACE BAR keys.
     note:
    Switching between keyboards only changes the language of the input. Follow the steps in Changing the display language to change the display language for apps, settings, menus, and other areas in Windows.
  7. If you would like each app to utilize a specific keyboard, in the Language window, click Advanced settings.
  8. Under Switching input methods, select the check box next to Let me set a different input method for each app window.
    Figure : Input methods for individual apps
    Image of Advanced settings window with Let me set a different input method for each app window selected
  9. Click Save.
Applying the display language to more areas of Windows
Apply the language you installed to the Welcome screen and other accounts.
  1. From the Language window, click Advanced settings.
  2. Click Apply language settings to the welcome screen, system accounts, and new user accounts.
    Figure : Language Advanced settings
    Advanced settings window with Apply language settings to the welcome screen, system accounts, and new user accounts selected
    The Region window opens.
  3. On the Administrative tab, click the Copy settings button.
    Figure : Copy settings in Region window
    Image of Region window with Copy settings button selected
  4. On the Welcome screen and new user accounts settings window, select the check box next to Welcome screen and system accounts to apply your display language choice to the Welcome screen and system accounts.
    Figure : Welcome screen settings
    Image of  Welcome screen and new user accounts settings window with Welcome screen and system accounts selected
  5. If that is the only change you want to make, click OK.
  6. If you also want to apply your display language choice to all new user accounts, select the check box next to New user accounts.
    Figure : New user accounts settings
    Image of  Welcome screen and new user accounts settings window with New user accounts selected
  7. Click OK on Welcome screen and new user accounts settings window.
  8. Click OK on the Region window.
  9. If prompted, click Restart.
Uninstalling language packs
Installing multiple language packs might affect how much hard disk space is available, as well as system performance. Follow the steps below to uninstall an unneeded language pack.
  1. Move the mouse pointer to the lower left corner of the screen, right-click, and select Control Panel from the menu.
    The Control Panel window opens.
  2. Under Clock, Language, and Region, click Add a language.
    The Language window opens.
  3. Click Options next to the language you are uninstalling.
    The Language options window opens.
  4. On the Language options window, click Uninstall language pack.
    Figure : Language options window
    Image of Language options window with Uninstall language pack selected
  5. The Install or uninstall display languages window opens and Windows begins uninstalling the language. This might take several minutes.
    Figure : Uninstall display languages
    Image of Windows uninstalling a language pack
  6. Once the language has finished uninstalling, click Restart now when prompted.
    The computer restarts.
  7. On the Language window, select the language from the list, and then click Remove.
    Figure : Remove a language from a list of language preferences
    Image of Language window with Remove selection highlighted
  8. If prompted, click Restart.
  9. Open the Language window, and click Advanced settings.
  10. Click Apply language settings to the welcome screen, system accounts, and new user accounts.
    The Region window opens.
  11. On the Administrative tab, click the Copy settings button.
  12. On the Welcome screen and new user accounts settings window, select the check boxes next to Welcome screen and system accounts and New user accounts.
  13. Click OK on Welcome screen and new user accounts settings window.
  14. Click OK on the Region window.
  15. If prompted, click Restart.
  16. The language and all associated input methods are now removed from the user account.

 

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