Windows 10 version 2004 Language Packs

~OSD~ 1,821 Reputation points
2020-06-10T13:50:16.05+00:00

Hi,

For the full user experience in desired language shall we install the :

Language Packs (.Cab files) only?

Language Experience Pack (.Appx files) only?

Language packs (LPs) + Language Experience Packs (LXP) ?

Note: Even checking this link I am still not sure what to use to give end user a fully localized experience i.e, there should NOT be required to download any support files after installation.

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  1. Leon Laude 85,216 Reputation points
    2020-06-10T14:26:16.067+00:00

    Hi,

    The following blog post explains quite well about the different language pack files:

    Microsoft Discontinues Local Experience Packs as CAB Files for Windows 10
    https://winaero.com/blog/microsoft-discontinues-local-experience-packs-as-cab-files-for-windows-10

    "Starting in Windows 10 version 1809 "October 2018 Update", Microsoft will discontinue language packs in the CAB format. As you may already know, Windows 10 version 1803, which is the latest stable version of the OS as of this writing, has introduced Local Experience Packs, also referred to as LXPs. Local Experience Packs are AppX packages delivered via the Microsoft Store that enable users to experience Windows features like the Start Menu, Settings, and File Explorer in the language of their choice. In Windows 10 version 1809, they will replace the classic CAB file format for language packs."

    You can also find some more information here:

    Local Experience Packs: What are they and when should you use them?
    https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/windows-it-pro-blog/local-experience-packs-what-are-they-and-when-should-you-use/ba-p/286841

    Best regards,
    Leon

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  2. ~OSD~ 1,821 Reputation points
    2020-06-10T14:44:07.027+00:00

    Thanks Leon for reply.

    I don't want any Windows Store activity, rather I am interested to deliver "ready to use" image in local language. So question is which language pack /experience packs needs to be considered.

    Still confused ...
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    Local Experience Packs are AppX packages delivered via the Microsoft Store that enable users to experience Windows features like the Start Menu, Settings, and File Explorer in the language of their choice.


  3. Jenny Feng 13,801 Reputation points
    2020-06-11T08:05:34.897+00:00

    Hi,

    From this article:

    https://www.sysmansquad.com/2020/06/08/language-packs-language-experience-packs-language-interface-packs-what/

    Please note: Information posted in the given link is hosted by a third party. Microsoft does not guarantee the accuracy and effectiveness of information.

    Looks like you need to install Language Packs and Language Experience Packs, keep the Apply Windows settings locale option to match the language of the install media.

    This may help you get a fully localized experience.

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  4. ~OSD~ 1,821 Reputation points
    2020-06-12T10:27:15.55+00:00

    Hi,

    Thanks for providing the link. Seems like they do have challenges with MUI and like my case, they are getting partial localized experience (unfortunately).

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  5. Jean-Michel Lemieux 1 Reputation point
    2020-08-07T17:22:35.67+00:00

    Not a very good move from Microsoft to not provide the CAB file anymore. We support French and English for Windows 10 in our business environment. We use SCCM to deploy software and some wmi query and script to detect if the OS is 1033, 1036 or 3084. But, it's not supported anymore when you inject the appx language pack. The OS language remains 1033 whatever what. We have to recreate all the detection method or scripts. A real nightmare!

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