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Published: March 30, 2012

Updated: September 15, 2012

Applies To: Windows 8, Windows Server 2012


Gets the Windows user interface (UI) language override setting for the current user account.


Get-WinUILanguageOverride [ <CommonParameters>]

Detailed Description

The Get-WinUILanguageOverride cmdlet specifies that a user-preferred display language should be used for the Windows UI. If no override setting is used, the display language is dynamically determined from the user's language list (see Get-WinUserLanguageList and Set-WinUserLanguageList).



This cmdlet supports the common parameters: -Verbose, -Debug, -ErrorAction, -ErrorVariable, -OutBuffer, and -OutVariable. For more information, see about_CommonParameters.


The output type is the type of the objects that the cmdlet emits.

  • CultureInfo

    An object that contains the Windows UI language override for the current user account. For more information about the CultureInfo object, see CultureInfo Class.


Example 1

This command gets and displays the UI language override setting for the current user account. If the Windows UI language override is not set for the current user account, this command returns a null value.

PS C:\> Get-WinUILanguageOverride
LCID             Name             DisplayName                                                                        
----             ----             -----------                                                                        
1033             en-US            English (United States) 

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