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Can't buy Windows 8 apps in Canada?

  1. #1


    Posts : 2
    win 7 & win 8

    Can't buy Windows 8 apps in Canada?


    Sorry if this has been asked before but if I try and buy a Windows 8 app from the store I am presented
    with enter state and zip only. Selecting paypal does not work either and if I attempt to edit my account
    payment options, nothing happens. Am I missing something?

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  2. #2


    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Posts : 6,490
    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit


    Go to Control panel > Region and then to the Location tab. Make sure your Home Location is set to Canada instead of United States.
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  3. #3


    Posts : 2
    win 7 & win 8


    Thank you so much!

    Worked like a charm.
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  4. #4


    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Posts : 6,490
    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit


    It appears if you select English US for your language during the install, Windows just assumes you live in the US. It likely changes what apps you see in the store too. Anyway I'm glad I could help.
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Can't buy Windows 8 apps in Canada?
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