"The default country for my Outlook Contacts is different from the timezone on my PC. How can I get Contacts to default to my country? Outlook Contacts assumes a new contact is always in the country I used to live (and where the current Outlook version on my computer was set up). I would like a new contact to default to my new location but can't find how to do this."
Change Windows Regional Setting
In Windows 7, find Region and Language and choose the desired location or country. You may need to restart Outlook or reboot Windows for the change to take effect.
In Windows XP, go to Control Panel and find Regional and Language Settings. Choose the desired country. In my experience, the change takes effect immediately and you will not need to restart Outlook. If the change is not showing in the Check Address dialog, restart Outlook or reboot the computer.
Published October 21 2011