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Published on 05.19.09 by Brent Trahan

Restrict the UI Languages Windows Should Use For the Selected User

Learn how to restrict the UI languages Windows should use for the selected user in Windows 7.

This is a setting for computers with more than one UI language installed. If you enable this setting the UI language of Windows menus and dialogs language for systems with more than one language is restricted to the specific language for the selected user. If the specified language is not installed on the target computer or the policy is disabled, the language selection defaults to the language selected by the user.

Restrict the UI Languages Windows Should Use

  1. 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.

  2. Navigate to User Configuration, Administrative Templates, Control Panel, and then select Regional and Language Options in the left column of the Group Policy editor.


  3. Double-click Restricts the UI languages Windows should use for the selected user in the Settings section of the Group Policy editor.
  4. Select Enable, select the language to restrict users to, and then click OK to save the changes.


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