Fix Chinese Characters On The Windows Lock Screen

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In this how-to-fix guide we will be taking a look at how to resolve an issue where Chinese characters are displaying on the Windows lock screen/ welcome screen, this can happen in both Windows 10 and Windows 11.

If you’re encountering an issue with Chinese characters appearing on the Windows lock screen and you prefer to have it displayed in your preferred language, follow these steps to fix the problem.

Usually, the Chinese symbols and characters will appear within the Windows spotlight, which is shown before signing into your Windows computer.

Why am I getting Chinese characters on the Windows lock screen?

If you find Chinese characters appearing on your Windows lock screen, it is likely due to a misconfiguration in your language settings.

Windows uses the system language to display information on the lock screen, and if this language is set to Chinese or another language using Chinese characters, it will reflect on the lock screen as well.

Does the Chinese characters on the Windows lock screen mean my PC has been hacked?

This is unlikely it’s more than likely a glitch with a recent Windows update that you have installed to your computer, Windows Spotlight having problems or you have changed a setting within Windows that has caused this to happen.

But it might still be worth running a virus scan and also doing a clean-up on your Windows system using a program like ours called Easy System Utility.

How To Fix Chinese characters on the Windows lock screen

Follow the below methods to fix the problem, make sure you do each step before proceeding to the next.

Method 1: Change System Language Settings

  1. Open Settings:
  • Press Win + I to open the Settings menu.
  1. Navigate to “Time & Language”:
  • Select “Time & Language” from the Settings menu.
  1. Choose “Region”:
  • Click on “Region” in the left sidebar.
  1. Set Preferred Language:
  • Under the “Country or region” section, select your preferred country or region.
  • Make sure your “Regional format” is also set to the desired format.
  1. Change System Language:
  • Go back to the main “Time & Language” menu.
  • Select “Language” from the left sidebar.
  • Click on “Add a language” and add your preferred language.
  1. Set Preferred Language as Default:
  • Select your preferred language from the list.
  • Click on “Set as default” if it’s not already the default language.
  1. Restart your Computer:
  • Restart your computer to apply the changes.

Method 2: Check System Locale Settings

  1. Open Control Panel:
  • Press Win + R to open the Run dialog.
  • Type control and press Enter.
  1. Navigate to “Clock and Region” or “Region”:
  • Depending on your version of Windows, find and click on “Clock and Region” or directly on “Region.”
  1. Go to “Administrative” tab:
  • In the Region window, go to the “Administrative” tab.
  1. Click on “Change system locale”:
  • Click the “Change system locale” button.
  • Select your preferred language from the list.
  1. Restart your Computer:
  • Restart your computer to apply the changes.

Method 3: Clean Temporary Files

Use our program called Easy System Utility to clear your old Windows system temporary files. This can help resolve many problems.

Download Easy System Utility here then run the setup file

Now Select the Clean tab and select Temporary files

Now Click the Clean Button

Method 4: Check for Windows Updates

  1. Open Settings:
  • Press Win + I to open the Settings menu.
  1. Navigate to “Update & Security”:
  • Select “Update & Security” from the Settings menu.
  1. Check for Updates:
  • Click on “Windows Update” in the left sidebar.
  • Click on “Check for updates” and install any available updates.
Windows Update check for updates button in Windows 11.
  1. Restart your Computer:
  • Restart your computer after the updates are installed.

Additional Tips:

  • Ensure that your keyboard input language matches your preferred language settings.
  • Make sure that you are using a genuine version of Windows to ensure proper language support.

Final Thoughts

Following these steps should resolve the issue of Chinese characters appearing on the Windows lock screen/ welcome screen. I hope you now have your language characters displaying on your Windows home screen before signing into your computer.

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