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.

How to Change Country or Region in Windows 10

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.

So if you are facing a problem with Windows 10 Store or app prices are in a different currency or if you want to install an app which is not available for your country or region then you can easily change your location based on your requirements. Anyway, without wasting any time let’s see How to Change Country or Region in Windows 10 with the help of the below-listed tutorial.

How to Change Country or Region in Windows 10

Make sure to create a restore point just in case something goes wrong.

Method 1: Change Country or Region in Windows 10 Settings

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

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).

From Country or region drop-down select your country

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.

Type control panel in the search

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

Under Control Panel click on Clock, Language, and Region

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

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.

From Home location drop-down select your desired country (ex India)

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.

Run command regedit

2.Navigate to the following registry location:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\International\Geo

Navigate to International then Geo in Registry then double-click on Nation String

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:

Under Value data field use the Geographical location identifier according to your preferred country

Go here to access the list: Table of Geographical Locations

Use the following value (Geographical location identifier) according to your preferred country

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.

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