Both Windows 10 and 11 versions ship with an in-built software store app called Microsoft Store. The Microsoft Store app has tens of thousands of apps and games. While most of the apps are free, some are paid.
Not all the apps and games offered in the Microsoft Store in Windows 10/11 are available in all regions. That is, some apps and games are exclusive to some countries/regions only. For example, an app available for Windows 10/11 users in Canada might not be available in India and vice versa.
If an app you would like to download and install in Windows 10/11 is unavailable in your country or region, there is a workaround to get the app. All you need to do is change the Microsoft Store country or region to a country or region where the app is available for download.
This guide shows you how to change the Microsoft Store country/region in Windows 10 and 11.
NOTE: Changing the Microsoft Store country/region also changes your Windows 10/11 country/region. There is no option to set different regions for Windows 10/11 and Microsoft Store.
Change Microsoft Store country/region in Windows 10/11
Step 1: Open the Windows 10/11 Settings app using the search or Windows logo + I hotkey.
Step 2: On Windows 10, navigate to Time & Language > Region page. On Windows 11, go to Time & language > Language & region page.
Step 3: In the Region section, you can see the currently selected region or country. If you wish to change the country or region to a different one, select a country/region from the drop-down next to the Country or region. That’s it!
Please close and then open the Microsoft Store app if it’s already running.
Fix to the Microsoft Store does not open or work problem
If the Microsoft Store fails to open or does not work after changing the country or region settings, follow the directions given below.
Step 1: Open the Run command using the search or Windows logo + R hotkey.
Step 2: In the Run command field, type wsreset.exe and press Enter. A blank command prompt window will open for a while on the screen and disappear automatically. Once the Command Prompt window disappears, the Microsoft Store app will open automatically.