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  1.    14 Aug 2015 #1
    Join Date : Aug 2015
    Posts : 5
    windows 10

    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.    14 Aug 2015 #2
    Join Date : Oct 2013
    Posts : 24,501
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 17017

    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.    15 Aug 2015 #3
    Join Date : Aug 2015
    Posts : 5
    windows 10
    Thread Starter

    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.
    Quote Originally Posted by Brink 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.    15 Aug 2015 #4
    Join Date : Oct 2013
    Posts : 24,501
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 17017

    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
    Join Date : Aug 2015
    Posts : 5
    windows 10
    Thread Starter

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Brink 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
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  6.    15 Aug 2015 #6
    Join Date : Oct 2013
    Posts : 24,501
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 17017

    In that case, you might see if deleting the network connection and setting it up again may help.
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  7.    15 Aug 2015 #7
    Join Date : Sep 2014
    Posts : 435
    10 preview 64bit

    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
    Join Date : Aug 2015
    Posts : 5
    windows 10
    Thread Starter

    Tried that too and still to no avail!!

    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    In that case, you might see if deleting the network connection and setting it up again may help.
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  9.    17 Aug 2015 #9
    Join Date : Aug 2015
    Posts : 5
    windows 10
    Thread Starter

    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!

    Quote Originally Posted by hawkman View Post
    You could set up a Homegroup,
    believe the system default then has to be Private.

    Roy
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  10.    17 Aug 2015 #10
    Join Date : Oct 2013
    Posts : 24,501
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 17017

    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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