Windows 10: Deactivated Location Service to reactivate

  1.    19 Apr 2016 #1

    Deactivated Location Service to reactivate


    Hi, In my HP notebook it is noticed that 'Location' in the settings under Privacy of the device is remaining OFF since sometime past and could not activate it again to use Cortana utility and other GPS facilities. Under Time & Language of the settings the language has already been installed as US (English) but Location has remained deactivated. Kindly advise to resolve the issue
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  2.    19 Apr 2016 #2

    Hi, this from Cliff S of this forum a long time back may help, which is amongst my saved solutions:

    Thanks to some useful info provided by Forum user Cliff S, my PC is now fixed!

    The issue was linked to location services, which need to be set to "on" in the Action Centre. When I attempted to do this, I found the option was greyed out, which lead to looking at which services were currently running (via "Services.msc"). It transpired that "Geolocation service" was disabled, and I was unable to restart it. A bit of Googling took me to an MS support site, which said this was a known issue with Win 10:


    "Geolocation

    After disabling the Geolocation Service by changing startup type to Disabled, attempts to re-enable it will fail with an error message. As the Geolocation Service can no longer be started, Geolocation will remain disabled on the device and prevent location based functionality from working. To work around this issue, manually delete the following regkey using regedit: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\lfsvc\TriggerInfo\3."

    I edited the registry as described, and sure enough, after a re-boot, the Geolocation service could then be started. I opened MS Config, and made sure it was set to run at startup, re-booted again, and once Win 10 had started up, my "Location" button was live, along with an all singing and dancing Cortana.
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  3.    21 Apr 2016 #3

    Many thanks Dalchina for your valued reply, but I'm bit scared about tinkering with the Registry keys due to some bad past lessons ! In the event of any mishap I'll have to do nothing but to go for a system recovery which I don't want to. .
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  4.    22 Apr 2016 #4

    Hi, that fixed it for me months back. I understand your concern, so act defensively. Here's how to protect yourself.

    Bear in mind you can make sure System Restore is enabled, and set a restore point. If sthg goes wrong, you can use the restore point to recover.

    And you can also manually back up (export) the part of the registry before you change it- just put the reg file on your desktop, say. Then if sthg goes wrong, you can merge back that reg file.

    Then do the edit.

    Or get your neighbourhood 14 year-old tech geek to help (well, you know what I mean..)

    Now, everyone should use disk imaging. Routinely. That
    - lets you make a compressed copy of your disk/partition
    - lets you restore your PC to exactly how it was, relatively quickly, saving your time, sanity and a call for technical assistance
    - creates a complete backup from which you can recover files
    - lets you replace your disk even if it fails
    - recover easily from ransomware

    etc

    So start using disk imaging- Macrium Reflect (free) is highly recommended here, plus its boot medium + external storage for the backups.

    Create an image before you do the reg. edit.
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  5.    22 Apr 2016 #5

    Thank you so much ! .......very very scared ! Well, a sense of 'go ahead' is playing around though but.... ...let's see !!!
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  6.    27 Apr 2016 #6

    dalchina said: View Post
    Hi, that fixed it for me months back. I understand your concern, so act defensively. Here's how to protect yourself.

    Bear in mind you can make sure System Restore is enabled, and set a restore point. If sthg goes wrong, you can use the restore point to recover.

    And you can also manually back up (export) the part of the registry before you change it- just put the reg file on your desktop, say. Then if sthg goes wrong, you can merge back that reg file.

    Then do the edit.

    Or get your neighbourhood 14 year-old tech geek to help (well, you know what I mean..)

    Now, everyone should use disk imaging. Routinely. That
    - lets you make a compressed copy of your disk/partition
    - lets you restore your PC to exactly how it was, relatively quickly, saving your time, sanity and a call for technical assistance
    - creates a complete backup from which you can recover files
    - lets you replace your disk even if it fails
    - recover easily from ransomware

    etc

    So start using disk imaging- Macrium Reflect (free) is highly recommended here, plus its boot medium + external storage for the backups.

    Create an image before you do the reg. edit.
    Hi, Getting no alternatives I've decided to follow your advice deleting the specified keys in the Registry. But I'm not sure about the following points and I request you kind help to get it done :
    1. Shall I've to delete the same keys from CURRENT_LOCAL_USER also AND which one should be deleted first i.e., LOCAL_MACHINE or LOCAL_USER ?
    2. A detailed procedure for placing 'Geolocation' in the StartUp may kindly be explained as I tried to create a shortcut but couldn't get the path of StartUp file.
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