How to Change the Language on Movie Maker

by Kevin Lee

All Windows Essentials programs, including Movie Maker, support text display in 48 languages. Though you can click a few buttons to switch Movie Maker's language, you may need to install additional software to complete the process. Because all Windows Essentials programs share the same language setting, any change you make to this setting for Movie Maker will apply to your other Windows Essentials apps as well.

1

Press the "Windows" key, type “langselector” and click that item when it appears in the search results.

2

Click the drop-down arrow in the "What Language Do You Want to Use" section and select your preferred language. If you choose a language that's not installed on your computer, a message will appear directing you to connect to the Web. Be sure that you have an Internet connection before doing so.

3

Click "OK," "Yes" and "Close" after Windows switches all Windows Essentials programs to the new language.

Tip

  • If Windows must download language files and you have a slow Internet connection, it may take a few minutes for the process to complete.

About the Author

After majoring in physics, Kevin Lee began writing professionally in 1989 when, as a software developer, he also created technical articles for the Johnson Space Center. Today this urban Texas cowboy continues to crank out high-quality software as well as non-technical articles covering a multitude of diverse topics ranging from gaming to current affairs.

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