Removing unwanted keyboards on Windows

Each time when I update Windows 10, I have an issue with the language keyboard setting. New keyboards are added from nowhere. I think the new keyboards appear from the ‘en-US’ language setting though I set for the ‘en-AU’ (English-Australia). Those newly added keyboards from Windows update usually disappears after I restart my computer.

This time they did not disappear by restarting my computer and even added more keyboards name ‘qaa-Latn’ but I can’t find them in the Language settings to remove them. Fortunately, I’ve found a solution on the Internet and noted here to help others and myself in the future.

  • Run Windows Powershell as administrator and enter the following commands:
$LanguageList = Get-WinUserLanguageList
$LanguageList.Add("qaa-latn")
Set-WinUserLanguageList $LanguageList -Force
  • Next, enter the following commands:
$LanguageList = Get-WinUserLanguageList
$Language = $LanguageList | where LanguageTag -eq "qaa-Latn"
$LanguageList.Remove($Language)
Set-WinUserLanguageList $LanguageList -Force
  • Then, simply reset the language list under control panel.

I think it’s a good idea to get rid of unwanted Win10 language packs as well.

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