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Metro in windows 8, A pain in the neck

  1. #11


    Posts : 16
    Windows 8 Pro


    Quote Originally Posted by caperjack View Post
    maybe try going to the charms bar and go to settings ,and change pc settings at the bottom , ,and go to privacy and turn off,let app use my location ,i turned off all 3 myself
    thanks for trying to help. But it's already set to OFF.

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  2. #12


    Posts : 534
    Windows 7, Windows 8 RP


    I'm pretty sure the region of the store is based on the region of the Microsoft account that is accessing it, much like it is with Xbox. As an example for my home computer my microsoft account is a Canadian account and I get the Canada Region Store. On my work laptop I use my U.S Microsoft account to access the store and I get the U.S Region Store. I would check what region your Microsoft Account is in by going to account.live.com.
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  3. #13


    Posts : 16
    Windows 8 Pro


    You may be right if one uses a Microsoft account.
    But this is a PC I'm using at work and I didn't use my Microsoft account. I'd rather using a local account.
    So now that no Microsoft account is associated with my Windows account, how the Store is selected?

    thanks
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  4. #14


    Posts : 534
    Windows 7, Windows 8 RP


    The only other thing I can think of is that MS is looking at your WAN IP and detecting that you are in Japan. You could try to connect to a VPN service in the U.S first then try connecting to the store to see if that does anything.
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  5. #15


    I'm in Thailand, with Win8 set up with English language, Regions set as United States, and Change Location Settings set for "Turn on Windows Location platform" (Let users choose their own location settings for apps). On the Start Menu, PC Settings > Privacy, "Let apps use my location" is Off.

    I have never seen a single Thai character any place and any time, so I don't think it's solely based on IP address.
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  6. #16


    Where is your head office based? I live in the UK, but can`t access the lottery page for example because it says i am in Belgium, which is where the head office is.Perhaps it is detecting that server instead of your local one?
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  7. #17


    Posts : 16
    Windows 8 Pro


    Quote Originally Posted by wpcoe View Post
    I'm in Thailand, with Win8 set up with English language, Regions set as United States, and Change Location Settings set for "Turn on Windows Location platform" (Let users choose their own location settings for apps). On the Start Menu, PC Settings > Privacy, "Let apps use my location" is Off.

    I have never seen a single Thai character any place and any time, so I don't think it's solely based on IP address.
    Are you using a Microsoft account or a local account?
    I have exactly the same settings. Though the language of Store is English, but the downloaded Apps
    are in Japanese (Not all of them. Just those that have a Japanese version)

    Can you do me a favor and download an App that has a Thai version and check the result? (Skype has a Thai version).

    many thanks.
    Last edited by Tera; 17 Dec 2012 at 23:36.
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  8. #18


    I'm using a local account.

    I've never used the Store app, so maybe I'm doing it wrong: I used the Search Charm for "Skype" in the Store app and only one Skype version popped up (along without 8 other apparently Skype-related apps). Where else could/should/would I search for a Thai version of Skype?

    I also used a Search Charm for "Thai" in the Store app and a slew of apps came up, but all English-language, it seems.
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