Microsoft AppLocale

Сhange locale in order to use non-Unicode applications

Operating system: Windows

Release: Microsoft AppLocale 1.0.0

Antivirus check: passed

Last revision: Last week

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Microsoft AppLocale is, first and foremost, a launcher application which was programmed by Microsoft and offered as a free download. It is designed to allow the user to change their locale without rebooting. This is useful for the running of non-Unicode applications. AppLocale was officially supported for Windows XP and Windows Server 2003. It is to certain degrees not compatible with later Microsoft Windows Operating systems For example, it is not at all compatible with Microsoft Windows 2000 based platforms. Although Microsoft AppLocale was never included with standard versions of Microsoft Windows, it was available through Microsoft's website as a free download. The software had many uses and was very popular with Western users of Asian software applications. However, as of 2016, Microsoft AppLocale is no longer available from nor supported by Microsoft.


  • Change Windows Locale
  • No need for rebooting
  • Very useful for Western users of Asian software applications
  • Available as a free download from Microsoft
  • Compatible with Microsoft Windows XP and Windows Server 2003

Microsoft AppLocale is a very useful tool to use in earlier Microsoft Windows operating systems when changing of Locale is required, particularly if the user must change locale frequently. Many Western users found Microsoft AppLocale indispensable for running Asian software applications on their Windows Operating system personal computers. The main draw of Microsoft AppLocale is that it allows users less interruption of their workflow by negating the need to reboot when changing system locale. One key thing to remember is compatibility issues because Microsoft AppLocale is only officially supported on Microsoft Windows XP and Microsoft Windows Server 2003. It is completely incompatible with Windows 2000 platforms. Furthermore, official support for Microsoft AppLocale was discontinued in 2016 and the platforms which do run on are now also not officially supported, as they themselves are quite old.

Software makes it so user does not have to reboot in order to change locale
AppLocale is the easy way for the user to change locale without rebooting. It is no longer available from or supported by Microsoft so I was so excited to find it here. If you're located in the West but you use Asian software, this is what you need to make things easier and more compatible.
Elle Jay
AppLocale helps you change your locale without rebooting or restarting your computer. This is very helpful for people who use various apps from different continents. And you don't have to disrupt your time by restarting your computer! It's free also, which is a big plus for me.
This software does what it is supposed to do. It is well made and simple to use. It allows me to use my old software from decades ago on my current Windows 10 operating system. It uses the Unicode (UTF-16), which is based on Windows XP to run the applications. I love it and recommend it for anyone that wants to use old software on current-gen Windows operating systems.
Euan Anders
Microsoft AppLocale was a useful program back in the day, but sadly, it no longer functions with modern versions of Windows. Simply put, it's just not that useful anymore.
Microsoft AppLocale is a really convenient and reliable software that enables the computer to detect language of selected executable to generate a temporary system locale. It offer smooth interaction between the computer system and the user
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