HOW-TO: Download latest Windows 10 Language Packs from VLSC

We’ll soon be developing our 1809 Windows 10 task sequence at work now that release is finally ready for broad deployment. We use the 09 releases as they come with 30 months of support (For Enterprise and Education editions) compared to the standard 18 months for 03 releases, so we took the decision to change our Windows 10 upgrade process to now be a more steady 12 month cycle, which quite frankly, makes life a ton easier.

As I didn’t have as much input on the 1709 build as I am now having, the simple task of finding the language packs for the 1809 version was proving troublesome, the Windows 10 Enterprise language pack entry on VLSC (Volume Licensing Service Center) hadn’t been updated since July 2015 (or so it would seem) others seemed to be downloading it from Visual Studio or MSDN locations, neither of which I had access to.

Finally, I found out where all the latest Windows 10 language packs are on VLSC for 1709, 1803, 1809 and no doubt soon to be 1903, and it’s not obvious!

Firstly sign into VLSC.

Search Windows 10 Enterprise Language pack (or whichever version of Windows you need the language pack for)

As you’ll see from above you’ll be presented with the language pack entry, the same one which I thought hadn’t been updated since July 2015.

Click on the download button anyway.

Now next is the important step.

Change the language to multilanguage:

Click continue and viola!

The Sept 17 release relates to the language pack for 1709, March 18 for 1803, and Sept 18 for 1809. Only currently in support versions will be displayed. I suspect 1903 will appear soon now that’s been released to MSDN.

So there you have it, the not blindingly obvious way of getting the latest Windows 10 language packs from VLSC (Volume Licensing Service Center)

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