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Can't select network location

  1. #1


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    Windows 8

    Can't select network location


    At some point when connecting to a network I checked the box for my computer to treat all networks as public in the future and not ask again.



    How do I undo that choice so that I get the above window selection choice again?

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    Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit


    Try running secpol.msc:

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  3. #3


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    Windows 8


    Quote Originally Posted by popeye View Post
    Try running secpol.msc:

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    That did let me change it to a private network but it unfortunately did not bring back the missing menus.
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    Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit


    You set all three to user can change?
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    Windows 8


    Quote Originally Posted by popeye View Post
    You set all three to user can change?
    Yes I changed all three under all networks to user can change. This did not fix the problem.

    I was able to change the individual network to private by selecting the network name in secpol but I am hoping there is a way to bring back the menus.
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  7. #7


    Penn's Forest
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    Win8.1 Pro | Win10TP Pro - boot to VHD


    Try Control Panel -> Home Group

    Change Network Location.

    It will probably prompt you to change settings if your network is currently private
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