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Block clean-up of unused language packs

Description:

This policy setting controls whether the LPRemove task will run to clean up language packs installed on a machine but are not used by any users on that machine.


If you enable this policy setting, language packs that are installed as part of the system image will remain installed even if they are not used by any user on that

system.


If you disable or do not configure this policy setting, language packs that are installed as part of the system image but are not used by any user on that system

will be removed as part of a scheduled clean up task.



Supported on:

At least Windows Server 2012, Windows 8 or Windows RT

GPO PowerShell Regedit CMD

We can use Command Prompt to add or delete the registry key(s):


For Enabled, Add the registry key:

REG add "HKLM\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Control Panel\International" /v BlockCleanupOfUnusedPreinstalledLangPacks /t REG_DWORD /d 1 /f


For Disabled, Add the registry key:

REG add "HKLM\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Control Panel\International" /v BlockCleanupOfUnusedPreinstalledLangPacks /t REG_DWORD /d 0 /f


For Not Configured, Delete the registry key:

REG DELETE "HKLM\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Control Panel\International" /v BlockCleanupOfUnusedPreinstalledLangPacks /f