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Set-WinSystemLocale [-SystemLocale*] <CultureInfo> [<CommonParameters>]

The System-locale setting determines which code pages (ANSI, DOS, and Macintosh) the system uses by default. If you change the System-locale setting, the necessary bitmap font files are installed to support legacy applications in the selected language. Note that because this is a system setting, this can only be changed by a user with Administrator permissions, and changes do not take effect until the computer is restarted.


-SystemLocale <CultureInfo>

  • This value is required
  • Accepts pipeline input ByValue



This cmdlet supports the common parameters: Verbose, Debug,ErrorAction, ErrorVariable, WarningAction, WarningVariable,OutBuffer, PipelineVariable, and OutVariable.

An object that contains a BCP-47 tag to specify the system locale for the current computer. For more information about the CultureInfo object, see CultureInfo Class.
Example 1
PS C:\>Set-WinSystemLocale ja-JP This command sets the system locale to Japanese (Japan).

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