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#1 The2



  • Joined: 09-January 05
  • Location: Croatia

Posted 29 November 2012 - 00:26

I've just installed windows 8
and I created a new account for the Store - I carefully entered some valid UK address (I live in Croatia) and there are like 10 apps in the whole store? What's up with that?
How does MS determine my Country? I have not entered any payment data

#2 Stoffel


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  • OS: Windows 8.1 Update 1
  • Phone: WP 8.1 Update

Posted 29 November 2012 - 00:32

Set your region to UK or US and you'll see more apps I think

#3 vcfan


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Posted 29 November 2012 - 00:49

go to control panel and set your region to US like Stoffel said. This will give you most of the apps.

#4 Shane Nokes

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Posted 29 November 2012 - 00:55

Just be aware that getting around Geofencing may cause you some serious issues down the line if you ever have a need to migrate an account to the correct region down the line.

I recommend always having things on the account that you will want to use as your permanent account.

#5 OP The2



  • Joined: 09-January 05
  • Location: Croatia

Posted 29 November 2012 - 10:22

Ok, thanks..I just want to try some apps, then a temporary account will do. I hope that they will unlock apps for all regions.. did not have these problems on the App Store...

#6 Seketh



  • Joined: 20-March 10

Posted 01 December 2012 - 14:48

It's not a region issue, it's the following setting:

Windows Store - Settings - Preferences - Disable the option to only show apps in your language.