Windows 10 Region and Language

Microsoft has never fully understood countries where multiple languages are spoken, but it has worsened with the most Windows 10 incarnations.

When you do a fresh install of Windows 10, you get two region / language dependent answers:
  • Let's start with region. Is this right? > Belgium
  • Is this the right keyboard layout? > Belgian (period)
And you end up with a system with French…

Where are all settings located, or say, hidden...

Settings > Time & Language

  • > cog Settings
  • Time & Language
    • v1803 Region & language:
      • Country or region: Belgium
      • Languages
        • Windows display language: English (United States)
        • Preferred languages:
          • English (United States)
          • Nederlands (België)
      • Advanced keyboard settings
        • Override for default input method: Dutch (Belgium) - Belgian (Period)
      • Administrative language settings:
        • Copy settings…
          • Current user:
            • Display language: English (United States)
            • Input language: Dutch (Belgium) - Belgian (Period)
            • Format: Dutch (Belgium)
            • Location: Belgium
          • If the values for the current user are as mentioned above, then check the Welcome screen and system accounts and the New user accounts checkbox.
    • v1809 Region:
      • Region: Belgium
      • Regional format: Dutch (Belgium)
    • v1809 Language:
      • Windows display language: English (United States)
      • Preferred languages:
        • English (Belgium)
        • Nederlands (België)
        • English (United States)
        • Français (Belgique)
      • Administrative language settings
        • Copy settings…
          • Current user:
            • Display language: English (United States)
            • Input language: Dutch (Belgium) - Belgian (Period)
            • Format: Dutch (Belgium)
            • Location: Belgium
          • If the values for the current user are as mentioned above, then check the Welcome screen and system accounts and the New user accounts checkbox.
      • Spelling, typing, & keyboard settings
        • Advanced keyboard settings:
          • Override for default input method: Dutch (Belgium) - Belgian (Period)
          • Language bar options:
            • Advanced Key Settings: in the To turn off Caps Lock section, choose the Press the SHIFT key option
Topic revision: r1 - 26 March 2019, StijnBousard
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