UserLocale specifies the per-user settings that are used for formatting dates, times, currency, and numbers in a Windows® installation.

This setting is used during Windows Setup and Windows Deployment Services.

Users can change this value on a running Windows installation by using the Region and Language Options Control Panel.

For a list of supported languages, locales, and identifiers, see Available Language Packs.



Specifies the user locale to use during Windows Setup or Windows Deployment Services.

The User_locale string is based on the language-tagging conventions of RFC 3066.The pattern language-region is used, where language is a language code and region is a country or region identifier (for example, en-US, fr-FR, or es-ES).

This value is not case-sensitive.

This string type supports empty elements.

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For a list of the Windows editions and architectures that this component supports, see Microsoft-Windows-International-Core-WinPE.

XML Example

The following example shows how to set the user locale to Japanese (Japan).

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