Wednesday, January 26

How to Change Country or Region in Windows 10

How to Change Country or Region in Windows 10: The Country or Region (Home) location in Windows 10 is important because it allows the Windows Store to display apps and their prices for the selected location or country. The country or region location is referred to as Geographic location (GeoID) in Windows 10. For some reason, if you want to change your default country or region in Windows 10 then it’s entirely possible using Settings app.

Also, when you install Windows 10, you are asked to select a region or country based on where you are located but don’t worry this can easily be changed once you boot to Windows 10. The main problem only occurs with Windows Store because for example if you live in India and you selected the United States as your country then the apps in Windows store will be available for purchase in dollars ($) and payment gateway will be available for the selected country.

How to Change Country or Region in Windows 10

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Method 1: Change Country or Region in Windows 10 Settings

1.Press Windows Key + I to open Settings then click on Time & language.

2.From the left-hand menu make sure to select “Region & language“.

3.Now in the right-hand side menu under the “Country or region” drop-down select your country (ex: India).

4.Close Settings then reboot your PC to save changes.

Method 2: Change Country or Region in Control Panel

1.Type control in Windows Search then click on Control Panel from the search results.

2.Make sure you are in “Category” View then click on Clock, Language, and Region.

3.Now click on “Region” and switch to Location tab.

4.From the “Home location” drop-down select your desired country (ex: India) and click Apply followed by OK.

5.Close everything then restart your PC to save changes.

This is How to Change Country or Region in Windows 10 but if the settings are greyed out then follow the next method.

Method 3: Change Country or Region in Registry Editor

1.Press Windows Key + R then type regedit and hit Enter.

2.Navigate to the following registry location:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\International\Geo

3.Make sure to select Geo then in right window pane double-click on “Nation” string to modify its value.

4.Now under “Value data” field use the following value (Geographical location identifier) according to your preferred country and click OK:

Table of Geographical Locations

5.Close everything then Reboot your PC.

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That’s it you have successfully learned How to Change Country or Region in Windows 10 but if you still have any queries regarding this tutorial then feel free to ask them in the comment’s section.