Location - what controls it,  

  1. Posts : 364
    Windows 10 x64

    Location - what controls it,

    I have recently changed ISP and have noticed that my location has changed from Sydney (NSW) to a location in Queensland. Who actually controls this? I don't want to use a VPN as this slows my computer.
    How can i change My location to it's correct location in Sydney
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  2. Posts : 7,762
    windows 10

    It's often just your IP they are assigned to ISP and location on phone's it's done by GPS there isn't much you can do to change it
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  3. Posts : 40,578
    Win 10 Pro (22H2) (2nd PC is 22H2)

    The ever informative howtogeek may be able to help:

    I've not set that on mine, and I'm using ethernet, and my isp is in another town, but the Weather app (e.g.) gets my town correct.
    However if I ask Cortana for directions, it asks me where I am, and I can't enter anything meaningful there.
    It knows the town, not my exact location. I'd guess if I set that in maps, or used Wifi, it would do better.

    This MS response suggests using the Weather app to specify location:
    Windows 10 getting my location correct - Microsoft Community

    This MS article says a default can be set, but not how... until the very end.
    Windows 10 location service and privacy – Microsoft privacy
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