Microsoft Confirmed a hot new issue windows Devices with their locale set to Croatia. According to the Redmond company, the affected devices are showing the country’s former kuna currency instead of the latest euro currency adopted when it joins the eurozone on January 1, 2023.

“The correct default currency may not be displayed or used in Windows devices that have the locale set to Croatia. This may affect applications that retrieve the device’s currency for purchases or other transactions.”

The problem involves both the server and client platforms of Windows. Those formerly affected include Windows 11, version 22H2; Windows 10, version 22H2; Windows 11, version 21H2; Windows 10, version 21H2; Windows 10, version 20H2; Windows 10, version 1809; Windows 10 Enterprise LTSC 2019; Windows 10 Enterprise LTSC 2016; Windows 10, version 1607; and Windows 10 Enterprise 2015 LTSB. Meanwhile, the affected servers are Windows Server 2022; Windows Server, version 20H2; Windows Server, version 1809; Windows Server 2019; Windows Server 2012 R2; Windows Server 2012; Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1; and Windows Server 2008 SP2.

There is still no permanent fix for the problem, but Microsoft said it is now working on one and suggested that affected users can apply. According to Microsoft, users can manually change the currency setting in some apps but noted that this will not change the default currency of the device. That said, it is better to change the currency setting on the Windows system itself using the Windows Control Panel. Here is the detailed instruction from Microsoft:

  1. Open the “Windows Region” setting. This can be done in one of the following ways:
  2. Open “Control Panel” from the Start menu and select “Change date, time, or number formats” under “Clock and region”
  3. On your keyboard, press and hold the Windows key, then press the letter R. This will open the “Run” window. Type INTL.CPL in the open field,
  4. In the Region setting, choose one of 2 locales for Croatia:
  5. Croatian (Bosnia and Herzegovina)
  6. Croatian (Croatia)
  7. In the same window, click on the “Additional Settings” button. Once there, click on the “Currency” tab.
  8. Change currency symbol from “KN” to Euro, “€”

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