How to change Microsoft Store region on Windows 11

Yes, it's possible to change the Microsoft Store region to download apps that are not available in a specific country, and here's how.

Microsoft Store region
Microsoft Store region

On Windows 11, the Microsoft Store app provides content based on the region of the system. This means that if a new application or game is exclusively available in the United States, it may not be available for users in other parts of the world.

However, it doesn’t mean you can’t get it. Since the Microsoft Store uses the system region settings to filter its content, you can change the Windows 11 region settings to download apps and games that are not available in your current location.

For example, this can come in handy to try a new app that Microsoft may be developing and, during the preview period, is only available for users in the United States, or get an app or game available only in certain territories.

In this guide, you will learn the steps to change the region of Windows 11 to change the localization of the Microsoft Store app. 

Change region for Microsoft Store app on Windows 11

To change the country of the Microsoft Store, use these steps:

  1. Open Settings.

  2. Click on Time & language.

  3. Click the Language & region tab.

  4. Under the “Region” section, select the new location with the “Country or region” setting.

    Change Microsoft Store region

Once you complete the steps, the Microsoft Store will still display content based on the location you selected. You can quickly confirm the region has changed because the currency for paid apps would be shown as “USD.” If you are selecting the United States region, the price will appear without the USD label.

After downloading the app, you can keep the same region or revert the changes by using the same steps mentioned above.

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