It is also possible that the Advanced language options are set to cause Windows to use a display language that is not yet installed after the upgrade. This causes a condition that prevents you from being able to change the display language or download language packs.
Resolution 1: Install the language packsThe instructions for installing language packs can be found in the following Microsoft Knowledge Base article:
Download a language pack from the Windows website
Language packs are sometimes unavailable, and you cannot download them in Control Panel. If you experience this issue, try to find and download the language pack that you want on the following Windows website:
Resolution 2: Change settings that may block installationThere are advanced language settings that may block the download of language packs. To revert these settings to their defaults values so that you can download language packs, follow these steps:
- Open Control Panel. To do this, type Control Panel in the Search box, and then tap or click Control Panel in the search results list.
- Tap or click Clock, Language and Region. (If you are viewing Control Panel in icon display, select Language, and then go to step 4.)
- Tap or click Language.
- Tap or click Advanced settings.
- Examine the Override for Windows display language and Override for default input method lists. Make sure that the Use language list (recommended) option is selected for both lists (see Figure 1). Then, tap or click Save.
Figure 1: Advanced settings
- After you save the settings, you are returned to the standard language settings. In the list of previously installed languages, click Options next to the language you want to install.
- Click the download link to install the language pack (see Figure 2).
Note After the installation is finished, you are prompted to restart the computer.
Figure 2: Start the download
Article ID: 2910256 - Last Review: May 12, 2015 - Revision: 1