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Windows 10 English vs. English International

Do you speak English and can't figure out whether to select English or English International when preparing to install Windows 10? Then this guide will clear out the confusion.

Windows 10 English vs. English International

On Windows 10, when you’re downloading an ISO file or creating a USB bootable media using the Media Creation Tool, one of the options is to select the installation language.

Usually, for most users, this is an easy step, but if you live in the United States, United Kingdom, Australia, Canada, or any other English-speaking country, the option to select the language can be confusing, as you’ll find two options, including English and English International.

What English version of Windows 10 should I select?

So, if you’re getting confused, the Windows 10 English International version is usually targeted to those users living in the UK and other international English-speaking countries. The English version of Windows 10 is for those users living in the United States.

Although both English versions of Windows 10 include the same features, the main difference is those minor differences between the two languages. For instance, if you’re in the US, the correct spelling is “colors” and “personalization,” while in the UK, the correct spelling is “coloUrs” and “personaliSation.”

Another difference between English and English International is the default settings. For example, in the United States (English), the default time zone is “US Pacific Time (PST),” the clock uses the 12 hours format, and in the calendar, the week starts on Sundays.

In the United Kingdom (English International), the time zone is set to the country’s time zone, the clock uses the 24 hours format, and the keyboard default is the English United Kingdom.

Also, metrics and currency are different between the two versions, but you can always switch languages and change these settings to the options you want.