How to change NVIDIA Control Panel language?

How to change NVIDIA Control Panel language?
NVIDIA Control Panel

Here’s how to change NVIDIA Control Panel language to English. There are various methods you can try to complete the process.

NVIDIA Control Panel is the ultimate options menu when it comes to changing a certain setting regarding your GPU. The control panel allows you to change the resolution of your display. It also offers all of the options like setting the refresh rate. Adjusting the performance mod for each game is possible as well. Though the control panel comes with a default language pack and it does not let you change it.

So you will have to try some other methods to change the language of the control panel. Fortunately, it is possible to use the software in a different language. 

How do I change the language on my Nvidia Geforce?

how to change nvidia control panel

As we mentioned earlier, it is not possible to change the language of the panel through its settings. NVIDIA does not provide localization options. So you will have to use an untraditional method to use the software in a different language. We listed all the easy and effective ways to do it.

  • Open your Start menu.
  • Type “Run” in the search box.
  • Hit Enter and open the command box.
  • Type “Regedit” to open the Registry Editor.
  • Click on HKEY_CURRENT_USER on the left.
  • Follow the location below:
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\NVIDIA Corportaion\NvControlPanel2\Client 
  • In the Client folder, right-click on the screen and choose New>DWORD (32-Bit)
  • Name the new file UserDefinedLocale

The code we will be writing on this new file will determine the language of the NVIDIA Control Panel.

  • Double-click on UserDefinedLocale
  • Type 400 to Value data box to change the language to English.

NVIDIA Control Panel Language Codes

You can also set the software’s language to the ones below. Instead of typing 400 to Value data, try typing the code of the language you want. 

  • English (US): 400
  • English (UK): 809
  • German: 407
  • Greek: 408
  • Portuguese: 816
  • Portuguese Brazilian: 416
  • Norwegian: 414
  • Russian: 419
  • Spanish: 40A
  • Czech: 405
  • Finnish: 40B
  • French: 40C
  • Turkish: 41F
  • Italian: 410
  • Chinese Traditional: 404
  • Chinese Simplified: 804
  • Spanish Mexican: 80A
  • Japanese: 411
  • Dutch: 413
  • Slovak: 41B
  • Slovenian: 41F
  • Korean: 412
  • Hebrew: 40D
  • Hungarian: 40E
  • Swedish: 41D
  • Thai: 41E

Close the Registry Editor once you are done. We also recommend restarting the computer for settings to take effect.

NVIDIA Control Panel Language Changer Mod

Although it is an untraditional way of changing the language, you can also install this mod from Nexus Mods. Created by Exalerion, the language changer offers a chance to choose a new language for the panel’s UI. The developer came up with this mod as the panel restricts the user to their regional language.

nvidia control panel language

This mod completely resolves that problem. It simply comes with a VBScript and requires the user to enter an index number. The control panel supports 29 languages. Simply type one of the codes above. 

Here’s what you need to install and run the mod:

  • An archive software like WinRAR or 7-Zip.
  • The latest version of NVIDIA Control Panel.
  • Up-to-date GPU drivers.

Why should you change the language?

Certain games are troubled with low frame rates or constant stuttering. The first thing to do is to optimize the in-game graphics settings menu. When that is not enough, we usually head to the control panel for advanced settings.

That being said, the settings are named differently in each language. When watching a guide video or reading a post about the settings, you will need to make sure that the options are the same. In cases like these, most players want to change NVIDIA Control Panel language to English so that the new adjustments are in order.


Here’s everything you need to know about the language problem of the application. We listed both of the methods you can try. Though it seems like NVIDIA is not planning to come up with a solution. While it seems like a pretty simple feature to have, we believe that the panel will continue to lack it in the future.