Still, this seems to be a pretty widespread problem with little response from Microsoft who really need to hurry up and sort it out! Note: Please note that this tutorial does not only apply to Windows 8. After restarting the computer - as requested by Windows - the updates are still there and are reported as 'failed' I have run the WindowsUpdateDiagnostic. After doing this, restart your device and that my friend should be the last move you've done because all should be ok by now. Add second keyboard input language. Hi all so I want to change my Windows 8 Pro from Dutch to English. I am not familiar with this windows rules. Important: Antivirus software can help protect your computer against viruses and other security threats.
Otherwise , you will probably need to reinstall, and see if the option is available with a windows 8. I can install all the features of the language, and use the keyboard layout, but I cannot activate the language as the Windows Display Language. Install New Language Packs in Windows 8. I would also like to ask about windows activation. Check if you can switch between input languages using Alt + Shift or Windows key + Space key combination. The above methods did not work for me.
I remove Russian one again, and saw it: I have only one language in list, but it's two of them in system! It says in Japanese where to click to install the download, then it requires you to log in and out or a reboot for the language pack to complete the installation. This article has also been viewed 167,798 times. Uncle Google tells me some people have this problem if they have changed the language prior to the update if they bought it abroad or something , but this is a Toshiba laptop bought in Sweden, and the language have never been changed. Would you like to answer one of these instead? Unable to change Windows 8 language You should now have english displayed on your boot screen. If there is, click Download and install language pack. Step 1: Access Control Panel by right clicking on the Windows icon.
If you are still having problems maybe post a screenshot. Others say you have to set all language settings to the original language, and then you can change, but the original language is swedish so. As far as I know, W 8. Now on any other Windows computer I have ever used, this has not been an issue at all. The language pack will now be installed. If the language can become your Windows display language, you'll see Will be display language after next sign-in appear under the language. I'll post here if anyone figures it out.
The computer is connected to the internet. You will see several folders. Method 2: Download and install the language packs manually in Clean Boot mode and check. The display language is the language that Windows uses in wizards, dialog boxes, menus, Help and Support topics, and other items in the user interface. If you're connected to the Internet or a network while your antivirus software is disabled, your computer is vulnerable to attacks. The above methods did not work for me.
I repeat the process, and reboot. The fixes I've found is to manually download the language pack files and install them in clean boot, but the only direct links I've found is for english language packs. If it is available, click to download and install it. So as illustrated in your last picture, the language pack is 'installing'. If you are in category view, click Add a Language under the header Clock, Language, and Region. If you have a recovery partition, it may work for you, but I cannot remember the exact loading part where I could do this. I have some trouble with languages in my Windows 8.
In most cases, you shouldn't disable your antivirus software. But after a few minutes, I got the following screen: I cleaned up Windows Update using the 'disk cleanup tool', but still no luck. Step 6: Please make sure to install the required language pack by clicking the Options link. If you are in category view, click Add a Language under the header Clock, Language, and Region. Antony After a super-smooth and painless upgrade process, and all my apps tested and working as intended, I have only one gripe with my Windows 8.
So as illustrated in your last picture, the language pack is 'installing'. However, the installation fails every time. In the meantime, for others, here is a tutorial that is actually better than the one I posted:. After a reinstall from the hp recovery sector just allow standard activation through windows 8 screens. Hi Kokpit, Glad to help with your last query. I install French France , same issue. I can install all the features of the language, and use the keyboard layout, but I cannot activate the language as the Windows Display Language.
Step 5: You will be led towards another window where you will see the system is checking whether the update is available for your language or not. A clean boot helps to eliminate software conflicts and to determine what is causing the problem. The process may be difficult for the users who are not well aware of it, but we will guide you thoroughly at every step so that you may do this task without facing difficulty at any step. So after all sorts of settings changes and several computer reboots, we eventually stumbled on the rather simple but slightly stupid answer. If you have to temporarily disable it to install other software, you should re-enable it as soon as you're done.
Here are a few methods which you can follow to resolve the issue: Method 1: Temporarily disable any third party security program if installed and try to install the language pack. Start in your control panel, click here. Once on the listing page of profiles and screens you must select the 2 checkbox bottom left so that the polish profile is applied everywhere including the start screen and newly created profiles. I try to change the output language of windows 8. Once you have your system completely set to polish you reboot and from there you should be able to add english again, select it again as main, download its language pack and so on.