How to InstaLanguage Packs for Multilingual Support in Windows 8

Introduction

 
If you are a non-English user and want to use another language, then the Windows 8 Consumer Preview provides the ability to easily change it. Windows 8 Consumer Preview comes with language packs for 167 languages, which can be simply changed from the control panel in desktop mode. These language packs are not available from the Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) server or through the Microsoft Download Center. For this, you have to follow some steps.
 
Step 1
 
On the START page, type Language and make sure that the search scope is set to Setting.
 
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Step 2
 
From the Results, click on language.
 
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Step 3
 
In the Change your language preferences pane, click on Add a language. 
 
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Step 4
 
Now search for the language that you want to install. For example, Select Japanese and click on ADD. Now the Japanese language is added into your system.
 
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Step 5
 
In the Change your language preferences pane, click Options next to the language that you added.
 
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Step 6
 
If the language is available then click on Download and Install language Pack.
 
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Step 7
 
When the language is installed, the language is displayed and to make this language your display then move it to the top of your language list.
 
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Step 8
 
Log off and log back into Windows for the change to take effect. For further more information, see the articles by Microsoft.
 
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Some more useful resources include:

Summary

 
In this article, we learned how to install language packs for multilingual support in Windows 8.