Windows 10: Changing windows administrative region

  1.    25 May 2017 #1

    Changing windows administrative region


    Is it safe to change Windows administrative region (system locale) to another country ? What effect possible could happened ?
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       25 May 2017 #2

    Can you explain why you are making this change?

    Are you moving or just visiting? Is it a temporary change or permanent?

    Here is a caution about software purchased via the Windows Store:
    https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/...-windows-store

    The same restriction may or may not apply to other software purchased with a region based license.

    Anyhow, you can always change it back:
    Change Country or Region Home Location in Windows 10

    Another good reference:
    Location of Windows 10 - Change for when Abroad

    Hope this helps a bit.

    regards,

    WOT
    Last edited by WOT; 25 May 2017 at 06:07.
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  3.    25 May 2017 #3

    Yes i am from asia and i visiting europe next week and bring my laptop. Is this only effect windows store ? or this also effect my windows language or anything else?
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       25 May 2017 #4

    mikelferdinan said: View Post
    Yes i am from asia and i visiting europe next week and bring my laptop. Is this only effect windows store ? or this also effect my windows language or anything else?
    I honestly can't say for sure because I have no idea what other software you have installed that may have been purchased with a regionally based license restriction; however, since the tutorial (link provided) does not provide any catastrophic warnings and clearly states "you can always change it back", I think you will be just fine. Our admin is really good about providing any necessary cautions.

    Hope this helps.

    Enjoy you trip.

    regards,

    WOT
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