How To Manually Install Language Packs In Windows 8 (lp.cab Files)

Microsoft has made it quite easy to install a language pack in Windows 8. Just search for “Add a language” in Windows 8 and add language through the interface. If you have downloaded the lp.cab language pack file on your computer, Windows 8 does not give any straight forward option to select the source language pack file to be installed. There are two more ways to manually install a language pack in Windows 8 (only if you have downloaded the language pack in your computer).

Method 1: Using lpksetup command

  1. Go to Run –> lpksetup
  2. You will be taken to a window which will let you add the language pack of your choice.
  3. You will be required to restart the computer once the language pack is installed completely.
  4. You may change your display language through Control Panel languages option.

Method 2: Using dism command

  1. Open command prompt with administrative privileges.
  2. Run the following command
    dism /online /add-package /packagepath:C:\downloads\Win8lang\ar-sa\lp.cab

    You will need to change the path with the path of the cab file in your local computer.

  3. Restart the computer when the command has been successfully completed.
  4. Change the display language from the Control Panel.
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