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Why Is The Windows 8 Store Showing The Wrong Currency?

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Why Is The Windows 8 Store Showing The Wrong Currency?

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To the right is a screen shot from the Windows 8 Store app on my machine, note the app called Cozy and in particular its price, it is in dollars… and I live in South Africa where we use Rands. :/

The store settings are controlled by the Windows Region settings, so to fix this you need to change the settings, which you can get by search for region:

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Once in the region app go to location and change it from United States to South Africa, or where ever you are:

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Next time you launch the store (you may need to do a reboot) it will be in the right country! Smile

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