How to Use The US Windows 8 Store From Another Country

By Taylor Gibb on December 14th, 2012


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.


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


Then head into the Region settings.


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


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.


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
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