Learn how to disable changing Internet Explorer’s language settings in Windows 7.
If you enable this policy, users will not be able to set language preferences to read websites. Language preference settings visible after pressing the “Languages” button on the General Tab in the Internet Options dialog box will be disabled.
If you disable this policy or do not configure it, users can change the language preference settings for viewing Web sites for languages in which the character set has been installed.
If you set the “Disable the General page” policy (located in \User Configuration\Administrative Templates\Windows Components\Internet Explorer\Internet Control Panel), you do not need to set this policy, because the “Disable the General page” policy removes the General tab from the interface.
Disable Changing IE’s Language Settings
- Type gpedit.msc in the Start menu’s search box and then press Enter.
Note: This guide shows you how to make changes to Windows 7 using Group Policy. Group Policy is not available in Home versions of Windows 7.
- Navigate to User Configuration, Administrative Templates, Windows Components, and then select Internet Explorer in the left column of the Group Policy editor.
- Double-click Disable changing language settings in the Settings section of the Group Policy editor.
- Select Enable and then click OK to save the changes.
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