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Published on 12.07.09 by Brent Trahan

Uninstall Language Packs in Windows 7

Learn how to uninstall language packs installed in Windows 7.

  1. Type LPKSETUP in the Start Menu’s search box and press Enter on the keyboard.
  2. Click Next in the Install or uninstall display languages window.


  3. Select to Uninstall display languages.


  4. Check off the language pack(s) to uninstall and then click Next.


  5. When the language pack(s) have been uninstalled click Close.


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  1. Icla says:

    I dould like to delete the fonts in windows 7 fonts Folder,
    I can only delete arabic fonts , but
    I can’t delete China, thay, japan and korena fonts
    I mean the fonts that they are standard in windows 7 folder not new installed packeges
    please tell me how I delete the fonts from windows 7 fonts folder

    Than you

  2. George says:

    Thanks for this article,
    I had all the lanuage packs installed on Win7 Ulitmate 64. Installing the latest service pack ended in disaster.
    It appears that the problem is in Windows Installer a memory leak problem that crashes the PC eventually.
    The language packs NEED to be uninstalled for application of service pack 1 even if you have 8gb ram.
    Be warned!
    Thanks again.

  3. dan says:

    hi, this was useful. but it took a while until i could find this page. hope it bumps up a couple of hits when google search

  4. Dan.911 says:

    Good topic, but there’s more:

    Windows 7 (Home Premium OEM Int’l in my case) has some LPs like french, spanish, japanese, etc. A few could be removed by simply deleting the folders, but others not; even LPksetup won’t help – It just lists my current system language and not the others.

    Either MS simplifies the job of making the international version putting all the most spoken languages (and some of the not so) into it, prevents support problems by forcing users to keep them installed, or has some design overlooks / production proccess lax.

    Those language packs need Installation Autority to remove, so they’re meant to stay untill a Service Pack says else.

    I suspect those “dirty dozen” LPs come for all the reasons above and it is a really lousy job; but knowing Windows Vista and it’s Sequel (Seven) bust 14 GB of hard disk space when only 4 are needed, it is not a big surprise!

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