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    Change Country or Region Home Location in Windows 10

    Change Country or Region Home Location in Windows 10

    How to Change Country or Region Home Location in Windows 10
    Published by Category: General Tips
    21 May 2021
    Designer Media Ltd


    How to Change Country or Region Home Location in Windows 10


    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.

    See also: Change your country or region in Microsoft Store | Microsoft Store support

    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
    • Option Four: To Change Your Country or Region Home Location in PowerShell






    OPTION ONE

    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 on the left side, select your Country or region (ex: United States) in the drop menu on the right side. (see screenshot below)

    3 You can now close Settings if you like.

    Change Country or Region Home Location in Windows 10-country_or_region-settings.jpg






    OPTION TWO

    To Change Your Country or Region Home Location in Control Panel


    This option is no longer available starting with at least Windows 10 version 1809 and higher.


    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)

    Change Country or Region Home Location in Windows 10-region_home_location.png






    OPTION THREE

    To Change Your Country or Region Home Location in Registry Editor


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

    2 Navigate to the key below in the left pane of Registry Editor. (see screenshot below)

    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\International\Geo

    Change Country or Region Home Location in Windows 10-country_or_region-regedit-1.png

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

    4 Enter the Geographical location identifier (decimal) number (ex: 244) from the table at Microsoft for your country or region (ex: United States) location, and click/tap on OK. (see screenshot below)
    5 You can now close Registry Editor if you like.






    OPTION FOUR

    To Change Your Country or Region Home Location in PowerShell


    1 Open PowerShell.

    2 To See Current Country or Region Home Location (GeoID)

    For more usage details about the Get-WinHomeLocation command, see: Get-WinHomeLocation | Microsoft Docs

    A) Copy and paste the Get-WinHomeLocation command into PowerShell, and press Enter. (see screenshot below)

    Change Country or Region Home Location in Windows 10-get_current_country_or_region_in_powershell.png


    3 To Change Country or Region Home Location (GeoID)

    For more usage details about the Set-WinHomeLocation command, see: Set-WinHomeLocation | Microsoft Docs


    A) Type the command below into PowerShell, and press Enter. (see screenshot below)

    Set-WinHomeLocation -GeoID <GeoID number>

    Substitute <GeoID number> in the command above with the actual Geographical location identifier (decimal) number (ex: "242") from the table at Microsoft for the country or region (ex: "United Kingdom") you want.


    Reference: Table of Geographical Locations (Windows)

    Change Country or Region Home Location in Windows 10-set_country_or_region_in_powershell.png


    That's it,
    Shawn Brink



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    Tutorial updated to add option 4 to change country or region using PowerShell.
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