Region Resetting Not Working

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  1. Posts : 22
    windows 10 Home Edition
       30 Aug 2017 #1

    Region Resetting Not Working

    After doing a Dell Reset (W10 reinstall) my region shows as Afghanistan when I am really in United States and changing region does not get executed, nor am I allowed to add a language. W10 is all English, nevertheless.
    This is messing up my time of day when my zone is set to UTC -5:00 Eastern Time (USA & Canada).
    Need to fix this since I suspect it impacts other functions.
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  2. TairikuOkami's Avatar
    Posts : 3,505
    Home 1809 x64 10.0.17763.168
       30 Aug 2017 #2

    Try this. Run CMD and copy/paste:
    reg add "HKCU\Control Panel\International\Geo" /v "Nation" /t REG_SZ /d "244" /f
    tzutil /s "Eastern Standard Time"

    Also, try to setup your default location.

    Windows 10 location service and privacy – Microsoft privacy
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  3. Posts : 22
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    Thread Starter
       30 Aug 2017 #3

    This what I get back after pasting the cmd:Click image for larger version. 

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    I have also set Privacy Location and turned Location Service to On
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  4. Gordon7's Avatar
    Posts : 182
    Win 10 rs1 - build 14393.1944
       30 Aug 2017 #4

    Right-click your start button and select CMD Promt (Admin) - see screenshot, - then copy paste again the hole CMD and
    click OK.

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    If it work this time without error - then you have log off and log back on - for changes to take effect.
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  5. Posts : 22
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    Thread Starter
       30 Aug 2017 #5

    Still won't work.
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    I also signed out of this session and had to sign in again with my password
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  6. Gordon7's Avatar
    Posts : 182
    Win 10 rs1 - build 14393.1944
       31 Aug 2017 #6

    Hey, your Win+X menu (my screenshot) is different from mine, because you run the Creators version of Windows, I'm still
    on the AU version (of my own choice) - so your problem is caused by a permission issue!

    You have to run Windows PowerShell (Admin) then it should work.

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  7. Posts : 22
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    Thread Starter
       31 Aug 2017 #7

    Windows PowerShell (Admin)Click image for larger version. 

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    My Win+X window is slightly different than yours but I don't know how to take a picture of it with Snipping Tool. The first choice on top of the windows begins with "Apps and Features" instead of "Programs and Features".
    Thank so much to trying to help.
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  8. Gordon7's Avatar
    Posts : 182
    Win 10 rs1 - build 14393.1944
       31 Aug 2017 #8

    Have you tried the options in this tutorial:

    Change Country or Region Home Location in Windows 10
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  9. Posts : 22
    windows 10 Home Edition
    Thread Starter
       01 Sep 2017 #9

    None of the three, Settings, Control Panel or Registry Editor allowed me to change, country or region. I am surprised the Registry Editor didn't work either.
    Settings I can choose USA but it doesn't execute:Click image for larger version. 

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    Control Panel. Region Change Location doesn't open another window:
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    Registry Editor. International doesn't have a sub for Geo, nor any of the others under Control Panel.
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    I am discovering that there are other issues after this Dell Reset. It's not a clean install of W10 as I hoped. It's missing some apps, KickStartUI doesn't start, Aps fail to open, Chrome opens with a black screen most of the time, etc. I come from pc which I put together and lasted many years to this Dell Desktop which has many quirks
    I need to find a way to clean install of W10 Home. What do you think?
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  10. Gordon7's Avatar
    Posts : 182
    Win 10 rs1 - build 14393.1944
       01 Sep 2017 #10

    If you have all your private files and programs backed up, then you could try a new reset via Dell's app.

    Make a reboot first! Did you get any "Acces denied" prompt while working with the region settings?

    You could allso try running " SFC /scannow " (without " "), then hit ENTER in a CMD (Admin).
    let it run, could take little while, it will tell
    you if it found something and the fix it makes. (PowerShell Admin can run the CMD).
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