How to Use The US Windows 8 Store From Another Country

By Taylor Gibb on December 14th, 2012

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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
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