Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Changing the Windows Store Market

I recently published an app to the Windows Store and was puzzled why I couldn't find it in the Store to install from other machines.

When I published the app I restricted it to the New Zealand market. Turns out my current Windows 8 language settings were sending me to the wrong store.

  • Go to the Control Panel under the Settings charm.
  • In the Control Panel, click on Clock, Language, and Region.
  • Click on 'Add a language'
  • [Optionally] in the opened Window again click on 'Add a language' to add your language to Windows. (Ignore this step if you already have the required language)
  • Move the language the corresponds to the required store to the top of the list. Making it your primary language.
  • Back at Clock, Language, and Region, click on 'Change location' and select the location from the drop-menu and then click on OK.