Change your Country setting (Current Location) in Windows 7
When you upgraded to Windows 7, or ran for the first time a new computer with Windows 7 pre-installed on it, you chose a certain country as your current location, which determined several other settings, including time zone, for example. But you can, after the fact, change your country from within Windows 7, with a couple of clicks, as you'll learn in this tutorial.
Change your current location in Windows 7
Follow these steps to change country setting for your computer:
- Open the start menu, and type "location" in the search field.
- Then, click on the "Change Location" link displayed in the search results:
- Windows 7 will open the "Region and Language" dialog, with the "Location" tab automatic selected.
- The "Current Location" dropdown menu shows your current country setting: click on it to pick another country for your current location setting:
- Once you have selected another country for your current location, click on the OK to apply your new setting and return to Windows. After the change has taken effect, you will see differences based on regional defaults, number formats, etc.
This is all it takes to change your computer's country setting in Windows 7. The same "Region and Language" dialog you used to switch countries also contains plenty of other regional options you can customize, including time formats, language used by the computer, and many more.up ↑