This post shows students and new users steps to change or update the country or regional settings when using Windows 11. Windows supports multiple countries and regions which will influence how your date/time, numeric, and currency data types appear when you apply formatting options.
Windows also supports a variety of languages, so choosing the correct country and region will also select the right currency, and date/time formats supported for those regions and languages.
The steps below are going to show you how to change your locations easily on Windows so that documents, programs, and other data that depend on location settings can be formatted correctly.
If you’re a student or new user looking for a Windows computer to use, the easiest place to start is Windows 11. Windows 11 is a major release of the Windows NT operating system developed by Microsoft. Windows 11 is the successor to Windows 10 and was released on October 5, 2021.
How to choose the country and region on Windows 11
As mentioned above, the country and region you select in Windows will influence how your date/time, numeric, and currency data types appear when you apply formatting options.
Below is how to change these settings.
Windows 11 has a centralized location for the majority of its settings. From system configurations to creating new users and updating Windows, all can be done from its System Settings pane.
To get to System Settings, you can use the Windows key + I shortcut or click on Start ==> Settings as shown in the image below:
Alternatively, you can use the search box on the taskbar and search for Settings. Then select to open it.
Windows Settings pane should look similar to the image below. In Windows Settings, click Time & language, and select Language & region on the right pane of your screen shown in the image below.
On the Language & region settings pane, under Region, click on the Country or region tile and choose which country is your location.
Region format is automatically selected based on the country or region selection. However, if there are multiple data formats for a particular country or region, you can select the correct Regional format along with the country selection.
Your changes should be saved immediately. You can now exit the Windows Settings app.
That should do it!
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