Windows 10: Network Location Change

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  1.    14 Aug 2015 #1

    Network Location Change


    Hello everyone
    I have tried EVERY thread on here to change network location from public to home on Windows 10.
    NOTHING has worked so far,
    Most of the threads are for old builds.

    How the hell do you change Network Location from public to private in Windows 10?

    Have tried regedit, powershell etc.

    HELP!
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  2. Posts : 20,872
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 16199
       14 Aug 2015 #2

    Hello Mike, and welcome to Ten Forums.

    If you haven't already, the tutorial below may be able to help for setting your network location.

    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/6...dows-10-a.html
      My ComputersSystem Spec

  3.    15 Aug 2015 #3

    Hi Brink.

    Thanks for replying to my post.
    I have tried the first 2 options. Option 1 is not available as Discover Devices is not available where it should be - just have the "metered" option available with the wording "you are not currently connected to any networks" showing in network and sharing window although IE and Chrome work fine.
    Regedit values are all correct.
    3rd option is not accessible at all.

    Any ideas? It may be a McAfee issue but I cannot find anything hanging there either!
    It's not a major issue as I can still access everything I need but it is EXTREMELY annoying! (and I don't like being beaten by my own computer!)!

    Thanks again,

    Mike.
    Brink said: View Post
    Hello Mike, and welcome to Ten Forums.

    If you haven't already, the tutorial below may be able to help for setting your network location.

    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/6...dows-10-a.html
      My ComputerSystem Spec


  4. Posts : 20,872
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 16199
       15 Aug 2015 #4

    McAfee very well could be blocking something. If you like, you could temporarily uninstall McAfee to see if the problem persists or not afterwards.

    https://service.mcafee.com/FAQDocument.aspx?id=TS101331
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  5.    15 Aug 2015 #5

    Nope!!!! That didn't work either!
    I am completely stumped!

    Brink said: View Post
    McAfee very well could be blocking something. If you like, you could temporarily uninstall McAfee to see if the problem persists or not afterwards.

    https://service.mcafee.com/FAQDocument.aspx?id=TS101331
      My ComputerSystem Spec


  6. Posts : 20,872
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 16199
       15 Aug 2015 #6

    In that case, you might see if deleting the network connection and setting it up again may help.
      My ComputersSystem Spec

  7.    15 Aug 2015 #7

    Homegroup


    You could set up a Homegroup,
    believe the system default then has to be Private.

    Roy
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  8.    17 Aug 2015 #8

    Tried that too and still to no avail!!

    Brink said: View Post
    In that case, you might see if deleting the network connection and setting it up again may help.
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  9.    17 Aug 2015 #9

    Thanks Roy
    Unfortunately the bloody thing won't let me do anything Homegroup-wise as I just get the message you need to set Network Location to private!! Tearing my hair out here!! - Been going on for days!

    hawkman said: View Post
    You could set up a Homegroup,
    believe the system default then has to be Private.

    Roy
      My ComputerSystem Spec


  10. Posts : 20,872
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 16199
       17 Aug 2015 #10

    Switching to a private network should automatically turn on network discovery, but it wouldn't hurt to make sure it's turned on as well.

    Network Discovery - Turn On or Off in Windows 8
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