Windows 8 has a built-in location feature that informs the apps, web, and networks about your regional location. In Windows 8, you can easily change your regional and network location settings as well as disable location services from the Control Panel. Here is how to change location settings and disable location services in Windows 8.
How to change regional location settings in Windows 8
If you have shifted to a new region recently or have never set your region in your PC, then use the steps to change or set your region.
That’s it! Your regional location has been changed successfully.
How to change network location settings in Windows 8
If you want to change your network location settings, then make sure your Wi-Fi network, and you’re logged into it.
To log in into a Wi-Fi network, follow the steps:
You’re successfully logged in into the Wi-Fi network. Now, follow the below steps to settings.
Steps to change network location settings:
That’s it! Network location settings have been changed successfully.
How to disable location service in Windows
Disabling the location services will affect the features like news, app data, and website data gathering, etc.
That’s it! Location services are disabled on your computer. If later you want to enable the service again, use the same procedure and recheck the box.
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Source : Windows 8