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How to Change Country or Region Home Location in Windows 10

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The country or region home location in Windows, referred to as geographic location (GeoID), indicates the country or region that you are in. Some software, including Windows, may provide you with additional content for a particular location. Some services provide you with local information such as news and weather.

If you move or go to a different country or region, you may want to change your home location (GeoID). You can switch back to your original country or region at any time.

This tutorial will show you different ways on how to change the country or region home location for your account in Windows 10.


CONTENTS:
  • Option One: To Change Your Country or Region Home Location in Settings
  • Option Two: To Change Your Country or Region Home Location in Control Panel
  • Option Three: To Change Your Country or Region Home Location in Registry Editor





Country or Region Home Location - Change in Windows 10 OPTION ONE Country or Region Home Location - Change in Windows 10
To Change Your Country or Region Home Location in Settings

1. Open Settings, and click/tap on the Time & language icon.

2. Click/tap on Region & language on the left side, select your Country or region (ex: United States) on the right side. (see screenshot below)

3. You can now close Settings if you like.

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Country or Region Home Location - Change in Windows 10 OPTION TWO Country or Region Home Location - Change in Windows 10
To Change Your Country or Region Home Location in Control Panel

1. Open the Control Panel (icons view), click/tap on the Region icon, and close the Control Panel if you like.

2. Click/tap on the Location tab, select your Home location (ex: United States), and click/tap on OK. (see screenshot below)

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Country or Region Home Location - Change in Windows 10 OPTION THREE Country or Region Home Location - Change in Windows 10
To Change Your Country or Region Home Location in Registry Editor

1. Press the Win+R keys to open Run, type regedit, and click/tap on OK to open Registry Editor.

2. Navigate to the Geo key location below in Registry Editor. (see screenshot below)

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\International\Geo

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3. In the right pane of the Geo key, double click/tap on the Nation string value to modify it. (see screenshot below)

4. Enter the geographical location identifier number (ex: 244) from the table below for your country or region (ex: United States) location, and click/tap on OK. (see screenshot below)

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Reference: Table of Geographical Locations (Windows)

Geographical location identifier Location
2 Antigua and Barbuda
3 Afghanistan
4 Algeria
5 Azerbaijan
6 Albania
7 Armenia
8 Andorra
9 Angola
10 American Samoa
11 Argentina
12 Australia
14 Austria
17 Bahrain
18 Barbados
19 Botswana
20 Bermuda
21 Belgium
22 Bahamas, The
23 Bangladesh
24 Belize
25 Bosnia and Herzegovina
26 Bolivia
27 Myanmar
28 Benin
29 Belarus
30 Solomon Islands
32 Brazil
34 Bhutan
35 Bulgaria
37 Brunei
38 Burundi
39 Canada
40 Cambodia
41 Chad
42 Sri Lanka
43 Congo
44 Congo (DRC)
45 China
46 Chile
49 Cameroon
50 Comoros
51 Colombia
54 Costa Rica
55 Central African Republic
56 Cuba
57 Cabo Verde
59 Cyprus
61 Denmark
62 Djibouti
63 Dominica
65 Dominican Republic
66 Ecuador
67 Egypt
68 Ireland
69 Equatorial Guinea
70 Estonia
71 Eritrea
72 El Salvador
73 Ethiopia
75 Czech Republic
77 Finland
78 Fiji Islands
80 Micronesia
81 Faroe Islands
84 France
86 Gambia, The
87 Gabon
88 Georgia
89 Ghana
90 Gibraltar
91 Grenada
93 Greenland
94 Germany
98 Greece
99 Guatemala
100 Guinea
101 Guyana
103 Haiti
104 Hong Kong S.A.R.
106 Honduras
108 Croatia
109 Hungary
110 Iceland
111 Indonesia
113 India
114 British Indian Ocean Territory
116 Iran
117 Israel
118 Italy
119 Côte d'Ivoire
121 Iraq
122 Japan
124 Jamaica
125 Jan Mayen
126 Jordan
127 Johnston Atoll
129 Kenya
130 Kyrgyzstan
131 North Korea
133 Kiribati
134 Korea
136 Kuwait
137 Kazakhstan
138 Laos
139 Lebanon
140 Latvia
141 Lithuania
142 Liberia
143 Slovakia
145 Liechtenstein
146 Lesotho
147 Luxembourg
148 Libya
149 Madagascar
151 Macao S.A.R.
152 Moldova
154 Mongolia
156 Malawi
157 Mali
158 Monaco
159 Morocco
160 Mauritius
162 Mauritania
163 Malta
164 Oman
165 Maldives
166 Mexico
167 Malaysia
168 Mozambique
173 Niger
174 Vanuatu
175 Nigeria
176 Netherlands
177 Norway
178 Nepal
180 Nauru
181 Suriname
182 Nicaragua
183 New Zealand
184 Palestinian Authority
185 Paraguay
187 Peru
190 Pakistan
191 Poland
192 Panama
193 Portugal
194 Papua New Guinea
195 Palau
196 Guinea-Bissau
197 Qatar
198 Reunion
199 Marshall Islands
200 Romania
201 Philippines
202 Puerto Rico
203 Russia
204 Rwanda
205 Saudi Arabia
206 St. Pierre and Miquelon
207 St. Kitts and Nevis
208 Seychelles
209 South Africa
210 Senegal
212 Slovenia
213 Sierra Leone
214 San Marino
215 Singapore
216 Somalia
217 Spain
218 St. Lucia
219 Sudan
220 Svalbard
221 Sweden
222 Syria
223 Switzerland
224 United Arab Emirates
225 Trinidad and Tobago
227 Thailand
228 Tajikistan
231 Tonga
232 Togo
233 São Tomé and Príncipe
234 Tunisia
235 Turkey
236 Tuvalu
237 Taiwan
238 Turkmenistan
239 Tanzania
240 Uganda
241 Ukraine
242 United Kingdom
244 United States
245 Burkina Faso
246 Uruguay
247 Uzbekistan
248 St. Vincent and the Grenadines
249 Venezuela
251 Vietnam
252 Virgin Islands
253 Vatican City
254 Namibia
258 Wake Island
259 Samoa
260 Swaziland
261 Yemen
263 Zambia
264 Zimbabwe
269 Serbia and Montenegro (Former)
270 Montenegro
271 Serbia
273 Curaçao
276 South Sudan
300 Anguilla
301 Antarctica
302 Aruba
303 Ascension Island
304 Ashmore and Cartier Islands
305 Baker Island
306 Bouvet Island
307 Cayman Islands
309 Christmas Island
310 Clipperton Island
311 Cocos (Keeling) Islands
312 Cook Islands
313 Coral Sea Islands
314 Diego Garcia
315 Falkland Islands
317 French Guiana
318 French Polynesia
319 French Southern and Antarctic Lands
321 Guadeloupe
322 Guam
323 Guantanamo Bay
324 Guernsey
325 Heard Island and McDonald Islands
326 Howland Island
327 Jarvis Island
328 Jersey
329 Kingman Reef
330 Martinique
331 Mayotte
332 Montserrat
334 New Caledonia
335 Niue
336 Norfolk Island
337 Northern Mariana Islands
338 Palmyra Atoll
339 Pitcairn Islands
340 Rota Island
341 Saipan
342 South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands
343 Saint Helena Island
346 Tinian Island
347 Tokelau
348 Tristan da Cunha Island
349 Turks and Caicos Islands
351 Virgin Islands, British
352 Wallis and Futuna
15126 Man, Isle of
19618 Macedonia, Former Yugoslav Republic of
21242 Midway Islands
30967 Sint Maarten (Dutch part)
31706 Saint Martin (French part)
7299303 Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste
10028789 Åland Islands
161832015 Saint Barthélemy
161832256 U.S. Minor Outlying Islands
161832258 Bonaire, Saint Eustatius and Saba

5. You can now close Registry Editor if you like.



That's it,
Shawn