How to Change Microsoft Store Country & Region in Windows 11

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Written By Larious

Larious is the Executive Editor of LowkeyTech. He is a tech enthusiast and a content writer. 





Last Updated on August 25, 2023 by Larious

On Windows operating systems, you get an app store called Microsoft Store or Windows Store. Microsoft Store is available even on the latest version of Windows – Windows 11, and it’s your one-stop destination for everything you will require on your computer.

If you use Windows 11 and rely on the Microsoft Store to download apps & games, you might have noticed that some apps aren’t available in your country. You can’t even find the app unavailable on the Microsoft Store in your region.

If an app or game is unavailable in the Microsoft Store, it means that the game or app is only available in selected countries, and users outside of those countries can’t get it.

Yes, you can get those apps from third-party sites, but if you want to keep your security & privacy intact, you should look for ways to download them from the Microsoft Store. The apps & games you download from the Microsoft Store are mostly secure as it goes through multiple security checks.

So, to download apps & games that are unavailable for your region, you need to change the Microsoft Store region on Windows. You can easily change the Microsoft Store region in just a few minutes without using any proxy or VPN server.

How to Change Microsoft Store Country & Region in Windows 11

Hence, if you want to change the Microsoft Store Region on your Windows 11 computer, you are reading the right guide. Below, we have shared a step-by-step guide on how to change the Microsoft Store region on Windows in easy steps. Let’s get started.

Change Microsoft Store Region via Settings

We will use Windows 11’s Settings app to change the Microsoft Store region in this method. You need to follow some of the simple steps mentioned below. Let’s check out.

1. First, click the Windows 11 Start button and select Settings.

2. On the Settings page, click on the Time & Language option as shown below.

Time & language

3. On the right pane, click on the Language & Region on the Time & Language page.

Language & region

4. On the next screen, scroll down to the Region Section.


5. On the Country or Region, you must click the drop-down and select your desired location.

select your desired location

6. After making the changes, you must restart your Windows 11 PC. After the restart, you can download the app from the Microsoft Store.

That’s it! This is how you can easily change the Microsoft Store region on Windows 11.

How to Fix Microsoft Store Not Opening

After changing the Country & region, many users have reported that the Microsoft Store is not opening. The problem appears only after changing the Country & Region from the Settings.

What’s worse is that switching back to the previous Country & Region doesn’t help. If you are experiencing the same problem, you need to reset the Microsoft Store app. Here’s what you need to do.

1. Click on the Windows Key + R button on your keyboard.

Windows Key + R

2. On the RUN dialog box, type wsreset.exe and press Enter.


That’s it! This will reset the Microsoft Store app on your Windows 11 computer. After making the changes, make sure to restart your Windows computer.

Although changing your Microsoft Store region on Windows 11 is pretty easy, we don’t recommend changing the country or region settings unless you move to a new country or region. I hope this article helped you! Please share it with your friends also. If you have any doubts, let us know in the comment box below.


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