Computer step by step
 Make your Pc better
Description:  

This is a setting for computers with more than one UI language installed. If you enable this setting the UI
language of Windows menus and dialogs language for systems with more than one language is restricted to
the specific language for the selected user. If the specified language is not installed on the target computer
or the policy is disabled, the language selection defaults to the language selected by the user.

To enable this policy in Windows 2000, Windows XP or Windows Server 2003, you need to use "Restrict
selection of Windows menus and dialogs language" policy.

Supported on: At least Windows Vista.
Restricts the UI languages Windows should
use for the selected user
Description Gpedit Regedit CMD Back VBScript PowerShell Script
Gpedit:   

Please perform the following steps:

Please go to Pearl button (Start) and click on the Search programs and files
For more information about the change from Start to Pearl button click here
Type gpedit.msc and press Enter
In the Group Policy window please navigate to User Configuration -> Administrative Templates ->
Control Panel -> Regional and Language Options and open Hide user locale selection and customization
options
.
Not Configured -> is the Default state
Enabled -> apply this GPO
Disabled -> this GPO will not be applied

To finish press ok button and close Group Policy window.
Type regedit and press ok
Please confirm User Account Control pop-up
Microsoft official disclaimer

Warning Serious problems might occur if you modify the registry incorrectly by using Registry Editor or by
using another method. These problems might require that you reinstall the operating system. Microsoft
cannot guarantee that these problems can be solved. Modify the registry at your own risk.

Note: This registry key is created by Group Policy when this GPO is Enable. The GPO Default state is Not
Configured -> this registry entry is not present. For Disable this registry entry is not present.

Please navigate to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Control Panel\Desktop
and locate PreferredUILanguages registry key
Regedit:          

Please perform the following steps:

Please go to Pearl button (Start) and click on the Search programs and files
For more information about the change from Start to Pearl button click here
   
   
Double click on PreferredUILanguages and edit the value:

To Enable:
Change the data value with:
PreferredUILanguages = en-US

Languages:

English = en-US
Japanese = ja-JP
Korean = ko-KR
German = de-DE
Simplified Chinese = zh-CN
Traditional Chinese (Taiwan) = zh-TW
French = fr-FR
Spanish = es-ES
Italian = it-IT
Swedish = sv-SE
Dutch = nl-NL
Portuguese (Brazil) = pt-BR
Finnish = fi-FI
Norwegian = nb-NO
Danish = da-DK
Hungarian = hu-HU
Polish = pl-PL
Russian = ru-RU
Czech = cs-CZ
Greek = el-GR
Portuguese (Portugal) = pt-PT
Turkish = tr-TR
Arabic = ar-SA
Hebrew = he-IL
Slovak = sk-SK
Slovenian = sl-SI
Romanian = ro-RO
Croatian = hr-HR
Bulgarian = bg-BG
Estonian = et-EE
Lithuanian = lt-LT
Latvian = lv-LV
Thai = th-TH
Traditional Chinese (Hong Kong) = zh-HK
Serbian (Latin) = sr-Latn-CS
Ukrainian = uk-UA

To finish press ok button and close Registry Editor window

Note: Manual editing of this registry key will not be reflected in Group Policy. If you modify this GPO from
Group Policy this registry key will be rewritten.
Type cmd, right click on cmd icon under the Programs and click on Run as administrator
Please confirm User Account Control pop-up
Please select, right and copy a registry key from below, then right click on command prompt window
, select Paste and press Enter

Enabled:
REG add "HKCU\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Control Panel\Desktop" /v PreferredUILanguages /t REG_SZ /d en-US /f

Not Configured:
REG DELETE "HKCU\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Control Panel\Desktop" /v PreferredUILanguages /f

Note: Manual editing of this registry key will not be reflected in Group Policy. If you modify this GPO from
Group Policy this registry key will be rewritten.

Languages:

English = en-US
Japanese = ja-JP
Korean = ko-KR
German = de-DE
Simplified Chinese = zh-CN
Traditional Chinese (Taiwan) = zh-TW
French = fr-FR
Spanish = es-ES
Italian = it-IT
Swedish = sv-SE
Dutch = nl-NL
Portuguese (Brazil) = pt-BR
Finnish = fi-FI
Norwegian = nb-NO
Danish = da-DK
Hungarian = hu-HU
Polish = pl-PL
Russian = ru-RU
Czech = cs-CZ
Greek = el-GR
Portuguese (Portugal) = pt-PT
Turkish = tr-TR
Arabic = ar-SA
Hebrew = he-IL
Slovak = sk-SK
Slovenian = sl-SI
Romanian = ro-RO
Croatian = hr-HR
Bulgarian = bg-BG
Estonian = et-EE
Lithuanian = lt-LT
Latvian = lv-LV
Thai = th-TH
Traditional Chinese (Hong Kong) = zh-HK
Serbian (Latin) = sr-Latn-CS
Ukrainian = uk-UA
CMD:          

Please perform the following steps:

Please go to Pearl button (Start) and click on the Search programs and files
For more information about the change from Start to Pearl button click here
   
VBScript:          

Const HKEY_CURRENT_USER = &H80000001
strComputer = "."
Set oReg=GetObject("winmgmts:{impersonationLevel=impersonate}!\\" & _
strComputer & "\root\default:StdRegProv")

strKeyPath = "Software\Policies\Microsoft\Control Panel\Desktop"
oReg.CreateKey HKEY_CURRENT_USER,strKeyPath
strValueName = "PreferredUILanguages"
'Enabled
strValue = "en-US"
oReg.SetStringValue HKEY_CURRENT_USER,strKeyPath,strValueName,strValue
'Not Configured
'oReg.DeleteValue HKEY_CURRENT_USER,strKeyPath,strValueName

Languages:

English = en-US
Japanese = ja-JP
Korean = ko-KR
German = de-DE
Simplified Chinese = zh-CN
Traditional Chinese (Taiwan) = zh-TW
French = fr-FR
Spanish = es-ES
Italian = it-IT
Swedish = sv-SE
Dutch = nl-NL
Portuguese (Brazil) = pt-BR
Finnish = fi-FI
Norwegian = nb-NO
Danish = da-DK
Hungarian = hu-HU
Polish = pl-PL
Russian = ru-RU
Czech = cs-CZ
Greek = el-GR
Portuguese (Portugal) = pt-PT
Turkish = tr-TR
Arabic = ar-SA
Hebrew = he-IL
Slovak = sk-SK
Slovenian = sl-SI
Romanian = ro-RO
Croatian = hr-HR
Bulgarian = bg-BG
Estonian = et-EE
Lithuanian = lt-LT
Latvian = lv-LV
Thai = th-TH
Traditional Chinese (Hong Kong) = zh-HK
Serbian (Latin) = sr-Latn-CS
Ukrainian = uk-UA
   
PowerShell Script :          

Enabled

$RegKey = "HKCU:\Software\Policies\Microsoft"
If(Test-Path ($RegKey + "\Control Panel"))
{
 $RegKey = "HKCU:\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Control Panel"
 If(Test-Path ($RegKey + "\Desktop"))
 {
   $RegKey = "HKCU:\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Control Panel\Desktop"
    ##Enabled
    New-ItemProperty -path $RegKey -name PreferredUILanguages -value en-US -PropertyType String -Force
 }
 else
 {
   New-Item -path $RegKey -name International
   $RegKey = "HKCU:\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Control Panel\Desktop"
    ##Enabled
    New-ItemProperty -path $RegKey -name PreferredUILanguages -value en-US -PropertyType String
 }
}
else
{
 New-Item -path $RegKey -name "Control Panel"
 $RegKey = "HKCU:\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Control Panel"
 New-Item -path $RegKey -name International
 $RegKey = "HKCU:\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Control Panel\Desktop"
  ##Enabled
  New-ItemProperty -path $RegKey -name PreferredUILanguages -value en-US -PropertyType String
}

Not Configured\Disabled

$RegKey = "HKCU:\Software\Policies\Microsoft"
Remove-ItemProperty -Path($RegKey + "\Control Panel\Desktop") -name PreferredUILanguages
If( (Get-Item -Path($RegKey + "\Control Panel\Desktop")).ValueCount -eq 0 -and (Get-Item -Path($RegKey + "\Control Panel\Desktop")).SubKeyCount -eq 0)
{
 Remove-Item -Path($RegKey + "\Control Panel\Desktop")
 If( (Get-Item -Path($RegKey + "\Control Panel")).ValueCount -eq 0 -and (Get-Item -Path($RegKey + "\Control Panel")).SubKeyCount -eq 0)
 {
   Remove-Item -Path($RegKey + "\Control Panel")
 }   
}

Languages:

English = en-US
Japanese = ja-JP
Korean = ko-KR
German = de-DE
Simplified Chinese = zh-CN
Traditional Chinese (Taiwan) = zh-TW
French = fr-FR
Spanish = es-ES
Italian = it-IT
Swedish = sv-SE
Dutch = nl-NL
Portuguese (Brazil) = pt-BR
Finnish = fi-FI
Norwegian = nb-NO
Danish = da-DK
Hungarian = hu-HU
Polish = pl-PL
Russian = ru-RU
Czech = cs-CZ
Greek = el-GR
Portuguese (Portugal) = pt-PT
Turkish = tr-TR
Arabic = ar-SA
Hebrew = he-IL
Slovak = sk-SK
Slovenian = sl-SI
Romanian = ro-RO
Croatian = hr-HR
Bulgarian = bg-BG
Estonian = et-EE
Lithuanian = lt-LT
Latvian = lv-LV
Thai = th-TH
Traditional Chinese (Hong Kong) = zh-HK
Serbian (Latin) = sr-Latn-CS
Ukrainian = uk-UA
   
Up Back
   
Result
By Default you have access to "Choose a display language" under Start -> Control Panel -> Region and
Language.
You can prevent access to "Choose a display language" from Region and Language using Group Policy or
modify the specific
registry key.  

Note: If you want to prevent access to "Choose a display language" from Region and Language to a
specific user you need to modify or add the
registry key under his SID.