How to fix language pack not downloading on Windows 10


It is quite common to see people switch between display languages after installing the latest Windows system on their computers, but sometimes Windows 10 may refuse to download or install the language pack(s) due to an unknown reason. Let’s hope that the problem on your Windows 10 will be fixed after reading this tutorial.

How Does The Problem Look Like?

Add a language pack on Windows 10

Go to Settings > Time & Language > Region & language, select a region, then click Add a language, choose the language pack you need. Click the language pack you just added, and open Options, then click the Download button under Download language pack. Go back to the previous screen when the download is complete, and then set the language pack as default.

Open Region and Language Settings

When the problem occurs

The download process aborts accidentally without any error code, or say “Download failed” or “Failed to install.”

Language pack Download fails automatically

How to Fix Windows 10 Won’t Download Language Pack

Step 1. Go to C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution\Download.

Step 2. Delete all files and sub-folders within the Download folder.

Delete the contents of the SoftwareDistribution Folder

Step 3. Go back to the language pack page and try downloading again, and then set it as default.

Attention: Before you try this trick on your computer, please make sure that your Windows 10 is not a single language version, which doesn’t allow extra language pack.

If nothing seems to be working, the ultimate solution is to do a System Restore or a Clean Install. Here are our simple tutorials to do a system restore or a clean installation of Windows 10.  Is your Computer booting fast? If not, check our tutorial on Optimizing Windows startup to make your PC boot fast.

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