How to Change Cortana’s Language in Windows 10

Dave LeClair 13-05-2016

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Here’s how you get to it.

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Because this is part of a preview build, the full list of language options aren’t available, but when this goes final — presumably with the Anniversary Update for Windows 10 — you’ll be able to select from English (US, UK, Canada, India, Australia), German, French, Italian, Japanese, Spanish, and Chinese (Simplified).


You will need to have the most recent fast ring build installed on your PC in order to take advantage of this feature, but once the update goes wide to everyone, you’ll know how to do it!

Are you a Windows Insider, or do your prefer to stick the final releases? Share your thoughts in the comments!

Related topics: Microsoft Cortana, Windows 10.

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  1. Anonymous
    May 13, 2016 at 10:46 am

    I am on the 'Fast' ring and have been from the start but have never tried cortana basically because I dont want to set my system to English. I mean why should I? A company like Microsoft have the resources to work on different languages or do they actually think that the world evolves round English (US, UK, Canada, India, Australia), German, French, Italian, Japanese, Spanish, and Chinese (Simplified).