Network Location Change

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  1. Posts : 5
    windows 10
       #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 : 61,587
    64-bit Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
       #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
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  3. Posts : 5
    windows 10
    Thread Starter
       #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:
    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
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  4. Posts : 61,587
    64-bit Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
       #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. Posts : 5
    windows 10
    Thread Starter
       #5

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

    Brink said:
    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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  6. Posts : 61,587
    64-bit Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
       #6

    In that case, you might see if deleting the network connection and setting it up again may help.
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  7. Posts : 650
    10 preview 64bit
       #7

    Homegroup


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

    Roy
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  8. Posts : 5
    windows 10
    Thread Starter
       #8

    Tried that too and still to no avail!!

    Brink said:
    In that case, you might see if deleting the network connection and setting it up again may help.
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  9. Posts : 5
    windows 10
    Thread Starter
       #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:
    You could set up a Homegroup,
    believe the system default then has to be Private.

    Roy
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  10. Posts : 61,587
    64-bit Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
       #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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