Restricts the UI languages Windows should use for the selected user

This policy setting restricts the Windows UI language for specific users. This policy setting applies to computers with more than one UI language installed. If you enable this policy setting the UI language of Windows menus and dialogs for systems with more than one language is restricted to a specified language for the selected user. If the specified language is not installed on the target computer or you disable this policy setting the language selection defaults to the language selected by the user. If you disable or do not configure this policy setting there is no restriction on which language users should use. To enable this policy setting in Windows Server 2003 Windows XP or Windows 2000 to use the “Restrict selection of Windows menus and dialogs language” policy setting.

Additional Information

  1. Registry path is:

    HKEY_CURRENT_USER -> Software -> Policies -> Microsoft -> Control Panel -> Desktop # PreferredUILanguages

  2. The Administrative Template path is:

    Control Panel -> Regional and Language Options


* Making mistakes while changing registry values can affect your system adversely. We recommend you to create a System Restore point before making registry manipulation. If you're new to Registry Editor, read this beginner's guide.
** To locate the registry and administrative template path, checkout beginner's guide.
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