Widnows XP Language Bar

Posted on 2006-04-12
Last Modified: 2008-01-09
Is there a way you can competelt get rid of windows language bar, either on the service, registry,  or group policy level so that you will never have to see it again?

I have figured it out a way to temporarily remove it or remove it for one user by going to control panel, Regional option.... But when a different person logs in, it is still there. Can this function be completely removed?

Thank you,

Question by:getpravin
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    Expert Comment

    I have not attempted a removal of the language bar for all users (Current and future).
    But, this may have possibilities.
    Go to "Start", then "Run"
    Type "Regsvr32.exe /u msutb.dll" and press enter
    The language bar should be removed at this point.
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    Accepted Solution

    In Control Panel|Regional and Language Options, after making your changes, go to the Advanced tab and check "Apply all settings to the current user account and to the default user profile".

    A logon script that will do this......

    And lastly you could create a custom.adm template for GPO to change the registry keys.


    Author Comment

    Either of the option seems to work. But one that is most straight forward is to chose,

    "apply all settings to the current user and the default user profile" under advance.

    I am thinking I should have known that. Thank you for your help.

    Expert Comment


    In a domain and for all users you can remove the language bar from the taskbar using group policy..

    In the GPO that is being applied to the workstations got to:

    /User Configuration/Administrative Templates/Start Menu and Taskbar

    .. then enable.. 'Do not display any custom toolbars in the taskbar'.

    the "EN" will have disappeared from the taskbar the next time a user logs in.


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