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    Windows 7 ultimate

    Change location


    I would like to change the location setting of my system. The reason is that Windows 8 will assume the location of my provider which is some 100 kms away from where I live and I would like to set it to my actual location.
    I know how to switch location on or off but not how to change the location.
    Please advise.

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    This might be what you're looking for.....

    Change the country or region setting
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  3. #3


    Posts : 17
    Windows 7 ultimate


    Quote Originally Posted by bassfisher6522 View Post
    This might be what you're looking for.....

    Change the country or region setting
    Thank you, but this will only allow me to change the country, but I am in the same country as my provider, but about 60 miles away ...
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    So what exactly are you wanting to change?
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  5. #5


    Posts : 17
    Windows 7 ultimate


    Quote Originally Posted by bassfisher6522 View Post
    So what exactly are you wanting to change?
    Some Windows 8 apps (like G maps and Flight aware etc.) do use my location to center their information. But the provider of my internet is not close to my actual location so i get routing that is not very useful.
    So, it is the information similar to the GPS-coordinates in my smartphone that I would like to change.
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    Likewise my Win8 location shows as somewhere in the adjacent city, whereas I would wish to see it over my house just as my iPad shows it.
    Rob
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