You bought a Laptop with preinstalled Windows 8, or Windows 8.1, usually these laptops are with Windows OEM, which means that they are only with one interface language and cannot be changed. But there is a way to change language, from any language to the language you want.

To do it, you’ll have to download a Language Pack with language you need on your Windows 8, or Windows 8.1, download Language Pack you want, and choose it by version of Windows 8 or 8.1 and alos by your Windows if it is x32bit or x64bit operating system:

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Windows 8.1 32-bit (x86) MUI language packs
Arabic lp_e761356c4e6d5d283e091eab04e69b6dee881058.cab
Bulgarian lp_94a9ddf1da45e81fbe20285c2c9fa9a3bbd64073.cab
Chinese – Simplified lp_69bfd811cc93570647c30dfd0d71575d8a8eec84.cab
Chinese – Traditional lp_95a28511857d5f0a7891d970285f0218ae65faf1.cab
Croatian lp_86244fc9eedea6d481fe3810f665f4cf872766cb.cab
Czech lp_a0fb72f641958b6cd66e6d7a158023d8eeb17728.cab
Danish lp_6a3d5a95346cf22c5c1d2ab6965a917e7c0e0ff1.cab
Dutch lp_8d0e05eabb3c9693c891f2b9aa884d0362a439be.cab
English – United Kingdom lp_43e709fc9932e26431ff87e163daaaeae15677eb.cab
English – United States lp_45b0cfb6b0bfd5984faa3cd64b7b8f2b2a72465e.cab
Estonian lp_69b4fc896dc65d2624dc9485af6f7c35d682c84b.cab
Finnish lp_109ddcdc69622ff51c761226c65cf3e987bc0d97.cab
French lp_6588a26cdd1f53395b8f3e6ae0f256fc080df570.cab
German lp_2fe6973480b70f891baf54cfdb08cc0ba86aba59.cab
Greek lp_7538e8c96ea74579df6743dcf0e6acfa4ccca8fa.cab
Hebrew lp_86f74045fc553118f94a779854c6a22a5a02840e.cab
Hungarian lp_7f0359c16b1465d52c3354fb997d19b851803dd9.cab
Italian lp_d42d8df2cfd2cab55d6cc17c5582a79df3366243.cab
Japanese lp_1816a277746d350dea3eaf2d88c2b2786e8aa185.cab
Korean lp_cc5d9260de340263736f1de0b54b38990f2383bd.cab
Latvian lp_e51af7f3ebc66c8f6eb5800ea79b075291fea111.cab
Lithuanian lp_48ca5ac09481b50ff3e481900089796a35742850.cab
Norwegian lp_d62663d1994a307dfc317aca9503d46532e220d6.cab
Polish lp_768e177d1e63ba64b52bb38104df3d98fdc91c79.cab
Portuguese – Brazil lp_4298fe588435ae43178ed6b286f4a6aafb19ae72.cab
Portuguese – Portugal lp_0bb880c2594c8022b3b4dd0bcaf52deae05a9495.cab
Romanian lp_429b16c585a6f76dc0060fd3b7a317df442ab4a0.cab
Russian lp_a71c5ab9addddab6d0a2e4cea90626ee2cae5439.cab
Serbian – Latin lp_93bb359594ab7ed30834bff0aae4c06d1d649621.cab
Slovak lp_e2a755cdf7be2c51072957bddc2a933f3a5761c2.cab
Slovenian lp_13abc2f402540524d7fbd1de5c36df40730bbba9.cab
Spanish lp_676ad62e977f0e940c4d84499175c0f773277496.cab
Swedish lp_2bf19fcb885a0b677945a258c967cbe5b928851a.cab
Thai lp_e2092129743a6d6a3d39427b8e773f7420d32796.cab
Turkish lp_bfe26c9e748b1a2638471a46836e3bba8e39c745.cab
Ukrainian lp_49e2dd1554ae4cd0e00097405ec3e14d4ce48f07.cab
Windows 8.1 64-bit (x64) MUI language packs
Arabic lp_245dc9426d4367a0530772f895fafca096eaa114.cab
Bulgarian lp_3e4ed0536c56c486985d7ee728611eab7aea56b5.cab
Chinese – Simplified lp_839bf07c4bfb849c8de488007a283a427aa5a2db.cab
Chinese – Traditional lp_dca32648111293955a9051f5f3f731f7a9897244.cab
Croatian lp_48415f4c0392c21705c70c3ea2258eb2c10e99be.cab
Czech lp_6a22345f1f0b4b604d06de373432c1a2e9098745.cab
Danish lp_90e2877d46a338c8865f3281e07a031fba4d16e9.cab
Dutch lp_5593930aa453139484f6a5b2214669d7225ff81f.cab
English – United Kingdom lp_55c5ff4da1d83ae6f4ebd1f8c020cb80ceda7da8.cab
English – United States lp_8fa033dd9ab61a528192eaa696088d582f112e68.cab
Estonian lp_fba45e3a552db3b5ef08194a609aaed6249657ed.cab
Finnish lp_e8e1f24cb17f98ae9d9a7b386be052efa7f712b9.cab
French lp_57ba398b9875a01656ae6bd9fee53b4717f7612e.cab
German lp_552a782c0628bc393ca2eaa6510561a390ab3bb8.cab
Greek lp_0b2d690e1a9a4b4dce173b8ce73fd35bc34f91a4.cab
Hebrew lp_c06e792bdf64255af698e558249dddbff164969d.cab
Hungarian lp_9c5c4bde620a4541ead2d797a5f2195adac5223c.cab
Italian lp_43e31d0dce2ed26bc3d52713f154a1acf92c0365.cab
Japanese lp_da2ecd336d37c67ffaf9158a8ba4d10c15b00abe.cab
Korean lp_dcfcc005120d35f97ad179d3d748b6df6605d448.cab
Latvian lp_0c5681349cd5f361ed995a941d3f7c3887633c0f.cab
Lithuanian lp_7e5d2cb48b37ef76a034503ee11a51a88dda9e98.cab
Norwegian lp_f51bfbc94960eba5d1621dd77ffdc0222257c4d3.cab
Polish lp_4da671077a32d022bc449aaf84ce5eccaceb8b28.cab
Portuguese – Brazil lp_c1584a113e985cdf557bba78fe3a8d23f0c3fe8d.cab
Portuguese – Portugal lp_f91504b9bb08af601b0acb33c1088c6ab3ca9202.cab
Romanian lp_06c4f3bc6d3733e9fb8f327e82587be814d1610c.cab
Russian lp_da274f576f778d986bc0a7ff14ef0af357b59274.cab
Serbian – Latin lp_3116c97d620dc732f75f67d0ac30f27078d5ff2a.cab
Slovak lp_407ffe64bc8e9b61c1fcdaddaf199001452b5068.cab
Slovenian lp_dd64d4905f4ba5166f6fc86d49ea2e7186a60970.cab
Spanish lp_8bfb4f60803481f9a25a7740ce306fbad45408a8.cab
Swedish lp_461bfbe130f47d7cfc2e67b3b888d5364ecdc062.cab
Thai lp_9e2467ca9fcec4ad63715d58a6f022f153332393.cab
Turkish lp_0d45ec56c1ab4c85c450b56b040bd886eaba78b1.cab
Ukrainian lp_78029b73c07ed66b7df0f6182af61d7ed4cb9e03.cab

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Windows 8 32-bit (x86) MUI language packs
Arabic windows8-kb2607607-x86-ara_c3d59c0d530b4d31ad99ffb098c7b4bb224840a9.cab
Bulgarian windows8-kb2607607-x86-bgr_a3fb720899b74af903bec3939e62fa5632bbd8e0.cab
Chinese – Simplified windows8-kb2607607-x86-chs_d6987385ae26c86ea601d9c0e4d5190b2dcfb2b3.cab
Chinese – Traditional windows8-kb2607607-x86-zhh_16e2a22c8583925084949319ebdf40fa9624e657.cab
Croatian windows8-kb2607607-x86-hrv_af792fd0ca0dac79b30067ae44d1a2a79c40f80e.cab
Czech windows8-kb2607607-x86-csy_b65e72f5bd2ffcd8450d03976928b5c487c50fbf.cab
Danish windows8-kb2607607-x86-dan_b3ae7f634248795ea2b9fd4fd87f4710c4657281.cab
Dutch windows8-kb2607607-x86-nld_0b93a4ba2cfbe9488037c2999a16de599fde770a.cab
English – United Kingdom windows8-kb2607607-x86-eng_f0fa22663a5adcb24c36907c4252d8948241c53c.cab
English – United States windows8-kb2607607-x86-enu_c39d4d4c8cd465c37f957ac0d1eb2ac3b50acdb7.cab
Estonian windows8-kb2607607-x86-eti_64200fb0eabf57d13e9160a04d14bb31188fff68.cab
Finnish windows8-kb2607607-x86-fin_50d61af8356d3ceb7585cc06b6af1c94a6c23586.cab
French windows8-kb2607607-x86-fra_8cd60998609ba80263d9177fb392219f4481e6cf.cab
German windows8-kb2607607-x86-deu_6e1302992c19a67c22210f11e75543e8f60bae21.cab
Greek windows8-kb2607607-x86-ell_1134e70e6f3340db25fb33b66c0586d244dbb312.cab
Hebrew windows8-kb2607607-x86-heb_f8546fc2872e11cdd4b3574edceb67b58912148b.cab
Hungarian windows8-kb2607607-x86-hun_b42317bdf87722af4cd984496833d191a9920118.cab
Italian windows8-kb2607607-x86-ita_4a92392a5fac1a60fde02b86f1f53e884ffe1204.cab
Japanese windows8-kb2607607-x86-jpn_c0daf9262b007af8d3c968435f81b671a8765519.cab
Korean windows8-kb2607607-x86-kor_c1dd86ea71f9c1d382f2417931043d7a1a8a9151.cab
Latvian windows8-kb2607607-x86-lvi_1aa5003941c9ae0aabb4ee4e9542c194324f95f4.cab
Lithuanian windows8-kb2607607-x86-lth_9d681d1584e676889c73d70b0f54e2a57bc6dd25.cab
Norwegian windows8-kb2607607-x86-nor_70ea87a656ead13f869bc7fd5ed6900b1576504b.cab
Polish windows8-kb2607607-x86-plk_68a4092c7b478e2a5a425c5e832c239fa3824ff1.cab
Portuguese – Brazil windows8-kb2607607-x86-ptb_ab50528c4254edf5610cdb575bb0248df4d8ca95.cab
Portuguese – Portugal windows8-kb2607607-x86-ptg_cbbe70ccbe14e4ffd5507353ce046d50eda2dedd.cab
Romanian windows8-kb2607607-x86-rom_aeaac3e32331ecaaf4c64f88c9176782c5a87aee.cab
Russian windows8-kb2607607-x86-rus_45a3d7b1bfcb0174e9b938fe0cc339620b6ff3ab.cab
Serbian – Latin windows8-kb2607607-x86-srl_b0311b9a42800f6991f3dc539ea5554471a67886.cab
Slovak windows8-kb2607607-x86-sky_0b45818ab6d5c81b92297332f4dcff11583fe97c.cab
Slovenian windows8-kb2607607-x86-slv_362b2d0e778c86f5cc11a40e07349c9753b5c974.cab
Spanish windows8-kb2607607-x86-esn_2d292f36e071d103c448b9bae76133b5ac62956a.cab
Swedish windows8-kb2607607-x86-sve_0390b8c05ab6ad375bf0a7fcea6f7fadf165b0d6.cab
Thai windows8-kb2607607-x86-tha_46d74da92122e4cda05c6d4ef2eed6451d68ef65.cab
Turkish windows8-kb2607607-x86-trk_10a97344b5d1d6fac3073c6fa6e0559ffdb7baeb.cab
Ukrainian windows8-kb2607607-x86-ukr_f8164f44db125b5fa3ee032be5759a3f6e0daa6c.cab
Windows 8 64-bit (x64) MUI language packs
Arabic windows8-kb2607607-x64-ara_b45a2a3a690f20c07e394bb745589c97509a0f3d.cab
Chinese – Simplified (zh-cn) windows8-kb2607607-x64-chs_b505138c3b1721cfb72015d0a8e1ea44a8fc18ae.cab
Chinese – Traditional (zh-hk) windows8-kb2607607-x64-zhh_3feda171c0fc3eeb6ba5c3b39db069446c20c756.cab
Croatian windows8-kb2607607-x64-hrv_4a36ca3ec1b0d9acbe15ff8cd8fe0a98f4ba482e.cab
Czech windows8-kb2607607-x64-csy_188fe68bd59e9b0b5a15d1af35ebb970b9b43764.cab
Danish windows8-kb2607607-x64-dan_b29a2dbe8679887cae087aca7ff00808ef5470b9.cab
Dutch windows8-kb2607607-x64-nld_655deaefad08a76d95e5d82e0fa9dc3c38879e3e.cab
English – United Kingdom windows8-kb2607607-x64-eng_5359d31b8f4e3de3fa91b4e45a2307ece82365b6.cab
English – United States windows8-kb2607607-x64-enu_881757c27fbcdf3170fedf7760a8a78858ca11c7.cab
Estonian windows8-kb2607607-x64-eti_9e6879ac3f78d5e933554dafed97473327803a7e.cab
Finnish windows8-kb2607607-x64-fin_62cf50190f9fd5911f179bf76fb92c5e6db51ffa.cab
French windows8-kb2607607-x64-fra_bee4cae23a0846c4338cdb036175a23f640237f9.cab
German windows8-kb2607607-x64-deu_807da664995dacf6f2a6e78034a4583e6bc4a69c.cab
Greek windows8-kb2607607-x64-ell_dbec5df671b23eebb69508663c384ad4fb425d31.cab
Hebrew windows8-kb2607607-x64-heb_1ce36ba7bdf85317ea7a287784d20f0edd92595c.cab
Italian windows8-kb2607607-x64-ita_a3e3178c9d2273987dbc41ab7ca89fe1f7326989.cab
Japanese windows8-kb2607607-x64-jpn_60b1149b37e0fda9d2d8115eb8f931dedc16f77c.cab
Korean windows8-kb2607607-x64-kor_8b6aae9f69d9919fa5a93ad68031b0ab04123493.cab
Latvian windows8-kb2607607-x64-lvi_9424a6417327ccf9e98aa5f34ae8d8f16401d404.cab
Lithuanian windows8-kb2607607-x64-lth_534d1402efba1d7195e39fc513c17c8b542f9cba.cab
Norwegian windows8-kb2607607-x64-nor_63833b180b00f59b984852984a9e97ef95b92ccc.cab
Polish windows8-kb2607607-x64-plk_943db46676cbbfd66c7b592c2bd6192419680eb7.cab
Portuguese – Brazil windows8-kb2607607-x64-ptb_29786be718dc83386ef5abacc2afb5a9996a5ea5.cab
Portuguese – Portugal windows8-kb2607607-x64-ptg_ac781905a6d0c2937b93b6ff665d0edfecad46b4.cab
Romanian windows8-kb2607607-x64-rom_58a112e04d8ae9770e9532baa5d5fe6b563b3eea.cab
Russian windows8-kb2607607-x64-rus_a8f1e9e5c3a113e810cc4b43697c6546ebc6f12d.cab
Serbian – Latin windows8-kb2607607-x64-srl_5cc525026346da75eb816067931cbd881f8ba74a.cab
Slovak windows8-kb2607607-x64-sky_661c8fffe841125b43b669e13f7228d8df4e3eeb.cab
Slovenian windows8-kb2607607-x64-slv_4b33b6f88ac5f0ac500039f0418c3f8e5656aa81.cab
Spanish windows8-kb2607607-x64-esn_d67b19aa3366744d8249d4a9fd0e8cdf01fc5c9c.cab
Swedish windows8-kb2607607-x64-sve_e264d40ba874e0e8ff5b48a0add3001ded06744c.cab
Thai windows8-kb2607607-x64-tha_7c00710748a87d6afce2f798c1cc2ff1edfa758c.cab
Turkish windows8-kb2607607-x64-trk_f416e487f0b4a5d3b4da1fbe530980d9d2df8c86.cab
Ukrainian windows8-kb2607607-x64-ukr_2119c62df52d4f8a9d843690c0f12661a4342bb8.cab

After downloading the package with language you want to change to, and you have chosen it by right version of windows and x32 or x64bit operating system. Rename downloaded file to “lp.cab”  NOT “ip.cab”!

Now create a folder on drive C: and name it also “lp” copy lp.cab file into our we created folder C:\lp\

Run Command Prompt as Administrator, press start, write CMD, right click on it, and Run As Administrator and type following command:

DISM /Online /Add-Package /PackagePath:C:\lp\lp.cab

You’ll have to wait some good minutes, after, Windows 8 can ask you for a restart, do it.

Now go back to Command Prompt, and replace XX-XX with code of language you downloaded, for example en-US, or ru-RU, and type following command replacing XX-XX with your code:

bcdedit /set {current} locale xx-xx 

and the last command, also replace XX-XX with your language code:

bcdboot %WinDir% /l xx-xx

Now go to start and type Regedit, open it and go to:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\MUI\UILanguages
 
Delete the folders that have language-locale codes different from the ones you need. For example if you do not want Russian delete ru-RU, leave only the code you added.

[quote_center]Restart the computer, now your user interface language should be the one you installed. Pay attention if something will go wrong, a command did not work or you did not write correct language code, your computer will not boot, it will be a black screen, so I recommend to create a recovery media.[/quote_center]

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