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How to change NVIDIA control panel language to English

While the NVIDIA control panel supports many languages, it also forces you to use the same language as Windows is (if the language is supported). The only way to change the language is by editing the Windows registry and that’s not a thing I would recommend people to play with unless you know what you are doing.

So, just like in the 90s. We have to have an executable registry editing file on our desktop, that we run after every time we update our NVIDIA GPU drivers.

There’s 3 ways to modify the registry, and here they are:

1. Download this ready-made executable

When you run it, there will be a Windows warning that states that you are modifying the registry and it can be dangerous. You can open the file in Notepad before you run it to check there’s nothing extra on it.

2. Make an executable yourself

Copy-paste the following to Notepad or any other code editor.

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\NVIDIA Corporation\NVControlPanel2\Client]
"UserDefinedLocale"=dword:00000400

Then save it as “whatever.reg” on your desktop. The name isn’t important, the “.reg” is.

When you run it, there will be a Windows warning that states that you are modifying the registry and it can be dangerous.

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3. Changing the registry manually

Advanced users can add the registry entry manually. However, since you have to do it every time you upgrade the drivers, that can get tedious. If you are an advanced user and want to do it, I trust you can figure out where to go based on my reg file. I’m just gonna say that you need to add the entry, it’s not there by default.


Other languages

Yes, English isn’t the only language available, so here are the other country codes.
(as far as I know about them)

LanguageDWORD
ENGLISH00000400
ARABIC00000401
CHINESE SIMPLIFIED00000804
CHINESE TRADITIONAL00000404
CZECH00000405
DANISH00000406
DUTCH00000413
ENGLISH UK00000809
FINNISH0000040B
FRENCH0000040C
GERMAN00000407
GREEK00000408
HEBREW0000040D
HUNGARIAN0000040E
ITALIAN00000410
JAPANESE00000411
KOREAN00000412
NORWEGIAN00000414
POLISH00000415
PORTUGUESE BRAZILIAN00000416
PORTUGUESE TRADITIONAL 00000816
RUSSIAN00000419
SLOVAK0000041B
SLOVENIAN00000424
SPANISH MEXICAN0000080A
SPANISH TRADITIONAL0000040A
SWEDISH0000041D
THAI0000041E
TURKISH0000041F

You only need to change the dword value in the .reg file (with Notepad or something) to make the executable change the control panel to any of these languages.


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