Fix it: Removing the language bar in the welcome screen
Saturday, December 17, 2011 5:16:49 AM
Recently I have faced a problem where the keyboard icon for the language bar keep showing up in the welcome screen despite me having only one keyboard.
To solve this problem, first check whether you have more than one keyboard language added. To check, open the Control Panel (All items view), and click on the Region and Language icon. Then click on the Keyboards and Languages tab, then the Change Keyboards button. Under Default input language, select the language you want to keep as your default keyboard language from the drop down arrow menu. After that, select the remaining languages that you did not select in step 3, then Remove them one by one.
Go to start > log off to test the fix. If you have only one keyboard listed or you are still facing the problem, try this solution provided by Elmer BeFuddled.
In the regional settings, click on "adminstrative" and then "copy settings." Note you must be logged in as adminstrator of the PC..
Then check check the Welcome screen and system acccounts box and the "New user accounts box." Then click "OK." The check boxes will not stay checked after clicking on OK. The check boxes are only to copy the Current user settings to the checked option for this one time. If changes are made to the Current user settings, you can go back and check the boxes again to apply the changes.
Credits go to SevenForums for the solution and the screenshots.