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Region

Last Updated: 12/12/2016

Region specifies a region that, when selected, shows a set of region-specific apps that appear on the Start and Lock screens.

Each regional layout can be used for multiple regions. For example, you could add a set of apps that are designed for South American business travel that only appear for your users in South America.

Your user’s region can be selected by the user during OOBE, or can be specified with Microsoft-Windows-International-Core\UserLocale.

If the selected region matches a region in Windows-Shell-Setup\StartMenu\RegionalOverrides\RegionalOverride\Regions\Region, then Windows displays the set of apps from that regional override. The set of apps is specified by Microsoft-Windows-Shell-Setup\StartTiles\RegionalOverrides\RegionalOverride: WideTiles, SquareTiles, and LockScreen.

If the selected region doesn’t match any of these regions, then Windows displays the set of apps from Microsoft-Windows-Shell-Setup\StartTiles: WideTiles, SquareTiles, and LockScreen.

Child Elements

CountryOrRegionID

Specifies a region code for a region that, when selected, shows a set of region-specific apps that appear on the Start and Lock screens.

Key

Specifies a unique value for each region.

Valid Configuration Passes

specialize

auditUser

oobeSystem

Parent Hierarchy

Microsoft-Windows-Shell-Setup | StartTiles | RegionalOverrides | RegionalOverride| Regions | Region

Applies To

For a list of the Windows editions and architectures that this component supports, see Microsoft-Windows-Shell-Setup.

XML Example

The following XML output shows how to configure a set of Apps that apply to only in France and Italy.

<RegionalOverrides>
  <RegionalOverride>
    <Order>1</Order>
    <Regions>
      <Region>
        <CountryOrRegionID>IT</CountryOrRegionID>
        <Key>1</Key>
      </Region>
      <Region>
        <CountryOrRegionID>FR</CountryOrRegionID>
        <Key>2</Key>
      </Region>
     </Regions>
    <!-- Square tiles, Wide Tiles, and LockScreen apps are specified here -->
  </RegionalOverride>
<RegionalOverrides>

How to Customize the Start Screen

Regions

StartTiles

UserLocale

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