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How to Use The US Windows 8 Store From Another Country

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Have you ever searched for an app only to find that its not available in your country? Luckily for us there is a work around for the Windows Store.

How to use the US Windows Store from Another Country

Press the Win + X keyboard combination, or right click in the bottom left hand corner of your screen to open the WinX menu, then launch the Control Panel.

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Now change the Control Panel’s view to the Small icons view.

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Then head into the Region settings.

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When the Region settings open you will need to switch over to the Location tab.

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Here you will be able to see the location that the Windows Store, as well as other applications , is using. You can change it by simply selecting United States from the drop down.

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That’s all there is to it.

Taylor Gibb is a Microsoft MVP and all round geek, he loves everything from Windows 8 to Windows Server 2012 and even C# and PowerShell. You can also follow him on Google+

  • Published 12/14/12

Comments (6)

  1. Paul

    Isn’t that fraud? If you’re not supposed to get it in your country, but then you alter your PC to fraudulently represent your location?

  2. nidzo

    I can’t believe it’s so easy to bypass. Microsoft can’t be that stupid?!?

  3. DC1

    Fraud??!! It’s just a simple setting in Windows, it’s not a hack or anything….

  4. NSDCars5

    It is that stupid. For more stupidness, open the Run box (Win + R) and type “cm” and press Enter. You’ll be surprised :P

  5. xCreeze

    I followed all the steps but it still doesn’t work. I’m using Windows 8 Release Preview.

  6. Aether

    @xCreeze that’s because the Store on the previews is not the same Store accessed on the final version, and this probably only works on Windows 8 final.

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