Problem: After removing English UK language pack on a Windows 10 laptop, the language still reappears after each reboot.
Details: During Windows 10 installation, I selected English US (native) and English UK as my languages. I later removed English UK via TaskBar’s Language Button > Language Preferences > English (United Kingdom) > Remove. Despite the removal, I still have to switch between languages with two alt-shifts. On the taskbar, all 3 languages appear, but only 2 show on the Language Settings page and the Get-WinUserLanguageList command.
Attempts: I have tried adding and removing the UK pack again, which temporarily resolves the issue but reappears after each reboot.
System Info: Windows 10 Home (1903), Build 18362.356 on a 64-bit Inspiron 5579.
To resolve the issue, you can try the following steps:
- Go to “Settings” > “Time & Language” > “Language”.
- Click on the “English (United Kingdom)” language and select “Remove”. Confirm the removal.
- Restart your computer.
- Check if the language reappears in the language settings.
If the issue persists, you can try the following steps:
- Open Command Prompt as administrator.
- Run the following command:
- Follow the on-screen instructions to uninstall the language pack.
- Restart your computer and check if the language reappears.
If the issue still persists, you can try resetting Windows to its default state using the built-in “Reset this PC” feature in the Settings app.
UK Keyboard Layout Code: The code for the UK keyboard is 00000809. It can be found in the registry under multiple keys, including:
HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Keyboard Layout\Preload HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Software\Microsoft\CTF\SortOrder\Language
The layout is stored as a value of a registry entry. Deleting the entry will remove the layout (others will remain). A reboot is necessary to confirm if the layout has been successfully deleted. Secondary Registry Keys: Other registry keys that may contain keyboard layouts include:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\CTF\SortOrder\Language HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\International\User Profile