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Free! Upgrade from Single Language to Windows Home


Windows Home edition works fine to home users. However, some Windows 11/10 users might encounter the single language issue.

What is Windows Home Sigle Language? What’s different between Single Language and the regular Home edition? How to upgrade to Windows 11/10 Home without any extra cost? You’ll find all answers in this post.

Windows Home Single Language

Windows Home Single Language started from Windows 8 and continued with subsequent versions. You can follow this article to check whether your version of Windows supports multiple languages.

Those who use this edition cannot change the display language of system. For instance, a user bought a PC with Windows 11 Home Sigle Language pre-installed, when he trys to change the language in system Settings, he’s told that “Your Windows license only supports one display language”.

Your Windows license only supports one display language - Windows Home Single Language

Difference between Windows Home and Windows Home Single Language

Single Language edition supports only one language. Apart from this, it’s totally the same as Windows Home.

Why Single Language Edition Exists?

You may wonder why Microsoft built such an edition, why manufacturers sell PCs with Windows Home Single Language, and who purchase these products, after all the difference is so small.

The most fundamental reason is price, license of Windows Home Single Language is cheaper than that of regular Home edition. OEMs understand the mainstream languages in each region, so it only needs to sell the corresponding single-language version in the corresponding region, which can not only meet the needs of the vast majority of users, but also save costs.

Free Upgrade to Windows Home

Do we have to buy a Windows Pro license? Of course it’s a solution, but it reqires extra cost. There are two ways which cost no money.

Way 1 – Reinstall OS(not recommented)

This way is most commonly used but not recommended, is to reinstall the system using Windows Home image. Then the system will be activated automatically, because the license of Windows Home Single Language is also applicable to Windows Home. Nevertheless, you have to backup files, download OS image, reinstall system, restore files and reinstall lots of applications also… It’s really a waste of time.

Way 2 – Upgrade with Product Key

In the way 2, you can complete the upgrade seamlessly. No backup, no download, no installation but only a few clicks. Let me show you how.

The first step is looking for the path to change product key. Becasue of the difference of UI between Windows 11 and Windows 10, I’ll demonstrate separately.

Entry on Windows 11

Go to SettingsSystem, click on Activation on the right hand.

Windows 11 - Activation

And then you can see a button labelled Change near text ‘Change product key’.

Windows 11 - Change product key

Entry on Windows 10

Go to system Settings, click on Update & Security.

Windows 10 - Settings - Update & Security

And then, click on Activation in the left menu. You can find the entry named Change product key.

Windows 10 - Settings - Activation

Click on the Change button(Windows 11) or the entry Change product key(Windows 10), and then input following product key:

enter a product key on Windows 11

Click on Next, your Windows 11/10 validates the product key and asks if activate. To continue, click on Activate.

confirm to activate Windows 11

There are two possible scenarios:

  1. The system upgrades successfully;
  2. The system displays a message indicating that the key cannot be activated.
Windows is activated

No matter which one you have encountered, just close the message box and restart your computer. During restart, it may tell you that updating is in progress, or that system is adding new features. After reboot, you can try to add new languages in Time & Language settings, which should be operational now.

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