How to Copy Region and Language Settings in Windows 10

In Windows 10, it is possible to copy your customized region and language settings from your personal user account to new user accounts and welcome screen. Here is how it can be done.

You can change the region and language settings per account. The operating system also supports changing the display language. For example, if you have a PC with an English version of Windows 10, but your native language is not English, you can convert the operating system into your native language without reinstalling. By installing one or several language packs, you can switch your Windows display language on-the-fly. It is also possible to configure your locale settings using the Language options page in Settings and in the classic Control Panel.

Once you have finished configuring your region and language options, you might want to make them default for new user accounts and also apply them to your welcome screen in order to have its messages in your native language. Here is how.

To copy region and language settings in Windows 10, do the following.

  1. Open Settings.Windows 10 Creators Update Settings 15019
  2. Go to Time & Language.Settings Time And Language
  3. On the left, click on the Region & Language.Settings Region And Language
  4. Click on the link Additional date, time & regional settings.Additional Language Settings Link
    The following window will appear:
  5. Click the Region icon:Control Panel Region Icon
  6. The following window will appear:
    Windows 10 Region Window
    Switch to the Administrative tab.Windows 10 Region Window Administrative Tab
  7. Under Welcome screen and new user accounts, click on the Copy settings button.
  8. The following window will be opened.Windows 10 Copy Region LanguageThere, tick the required options.
    Welcome screen and system accounts - this will apply your locale options to all system accounts and the Welcome screen.
    New user accounts - all new user accounts will have region and language options as you.Windows 10 Copy Region Language Checkboxes
  9. Restart Windows 10 when prompted.

That's it.

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Author: Sergey Tkachenko

Sergey Tkachenko is a software developer who started Winaero back in 2011. On this blog, Sergey is writing about everything connected to Microsoft, Windows and popular software. Follow him on Telegram, Twitter, and YouTube.

5 thoughts on “How to Copy Region and Language Settings in Windows 10”

    1. See my comment below (but you will need to use _regular_ quotes which got destroyed by the overly “helpful” comment software…) – and sorry for the missing line breaks, also removed by the comment system…

  1. You can export all these settings at once for later import running this in cmd:
    reg.exe export “HKEY_Current_User\Control Panel\International” “%UserProfile%\Desktop\NumberFormatSettings.reg”

    Or this in PowerShell/Windows Terminal:
    reg.exe export “HKEY_Current_User\Control Panel\International” “$env:UserProfile\Desktop\NumberFormatSettings.reg”

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