December 2014 refreshed language packs for Windows 8.1, Windows RT 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2

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This article describes refreshed language packs for Windows 8.1, Windows RT 8.1, and Windows Server 2012 R2. These updates fix some issues for language packs as described in this article. You can follow the steps to install these updates to add one or more language packs to your system.

Note You do not have to install these updates if the corresponding language packs are already installed on the system. For language packs that are already installed, these updates are obtained automatically through Windows Update.

Issues that these updates fix

Issue 1
After you install and apply a new language pack on a computer that has update 2919355 installed, some text of the operating system is not localized appropriately. When this issue occurs, you may be offered update 2919355 again.

Issue 2
After you install and apply a new language pack on a computer that has update 2919355 installed, you are offered to install update 2919355 again.

How to download and install this update

These updates are available through Control Panel or PC Settings. 

  • Administrator rights are required to install a language pack.
  • If you install many additional language packs, the disk space and system performance are affected. In particular, disk space and system performance are affected during servicing operations, such as Service Pack installations. Therefore, we recommend that you only add a language pack to your computer if you know you will use it.

Update detail information

Applies to

These updates apply to operating systems that have one or more of following language packs installed:
  • Arabic Language Pack
  • Bulgarian Language Pack
  • Chinese Simplified Language Pack
  • Chinese Traditional (Hong Kong) Language Pack
  • Croatian Language Pack
  • Czech Language Pack
  • Dutch Language Pack
  • English (United Kingdom) Language Pack
  • English (United States) Language Pack
  • Estonian Language Pack
  • Finnish Language Pack
  • French Language Pack
  • German Language Pack
  • Greek Language Pack
  • Hebrew Language Pack
  • Hungarian Language Pack
  • Italian Language Pack
  • Japanese Language Pack
  • Korean Language Pack
  • Latvian Language Pack
  • Lithuanian Language Pack
  • Norwegian (Bokmal) Language Pack
  • Polish Language Pack
  • Portuguese (Brazil) Language Pack
  • Portuguese (Portugal) Language Pack
  • Romanian Language Pack
  • Russian Language Pack
  • Serbian (Latin) Language Pack
  • Slovak Language Pack
  • Slovenian Language Pack
  • Spanish Language Pack
  • Swedish Language Pack
  • Thai Language Pack
  • Turkish Language Pack
  • Ukrainian Language Pack

Registry information

To install these updates, you do not have to make any changes to the registry.

Restart requirement

You may have to restart the computer after you install these updates.

Update replacement information

These updates do not replace a previously released update.


Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.


See the terminology that Microsoft uses to describe software updates.