Windows 8 Metro Is Geared Towards US

  dazzawm 14:56 04 May 15
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I have windows 8.1 but the metro tiles all have US in them. How can it be changed so it is more towards UK. For example the store has prices in dollars and recipes have American measures etc..

  rdave13 15:44 04 May 15

Check in PC Settings, time and language, the time zone is set to (UTC) Dublin, Edinburgh, Lisbon, London. Under Region and Language set to United Kingdom and the language is English (UK).

  dazzawm 15:51 04 May 15

Yes all the settings are UK, it just seems the metro software is US not UK

  rdave13 16:52 04 May 15

It could be your privacy settings. Go to 'Change PC settings' again. This time select Privacy. Select General and make sure all set to 'on'. Go back and select 'Location'. Make sure 'Let Windows and applications use my location' is on. You also have a list of available apps you can change settings.

  dazzawm 17:14 04 May 15

Done that Dave, but it's all still in dollars etc

  rdave13 17:51 04 May 15
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As long as you're in an Administrator's account try opening control panel in the desktop. Select Location settings and make sure 'Turn on the Windows Location platform' is ticked. Back in control panel go to programs and features, select 'Turn Windows features on or off' on the left side. Once it populates make sure the box is ticked for 'Windows Location Provider'. If you have to make changes here you will need to reboot.

  dazzawm 18:40 04 May 15

Thanks Dave, that seems to have done it.

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