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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
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    08 Aug 2019
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    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.

    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





    Change Country or Region Home Location in Windows 10 OPTION ONE Change Country or Region Home Location 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 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.

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    Change Country or Region Home Location in Windows 10 OPTION TWO Change Country or Region Home Location in Windows 10
    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)

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    Change Country or Region Home Location in Windows 10 OPTION THREE Change Country or Region Home Location 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 key below in the left pane of 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 above)

    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 (GeoID) 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.






    Change Country or Region Home Location in Windows 10 OPTION FOUR Change Country or Region Home Location in Windows 10
    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 command below into PowerShell, and press Enter. (see screenshot below)

    Get-WinHomeLocation

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     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 GeoID number (ex: "242") from the table below for the country or region (ex: "United Kingdom") you want.

    Reference: Table of Geographical Locations (Windows)

    Geographical location identifier (GeoID) 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

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    That's it,
    Shawn


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