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Published on 06.16.09 by Brent Trahan

Turn off Location

Learn how to disable location in Windows 7.

This policy setting turns off the location feature for this computer.

If you enable this policy setting, the location feature will be turned off, and all programs on this computer will not be able to use location information from the location feature.

If you disable or do not configure this policy setting, all programs on this computer can use location information from the location feature.

Disable Location

  1. Type gpedit.msc in the Start menu’s search box and then press Enter.

    Note: This guide shows you how to make changes to Windows 7 using Group Policy. Group Policy is not available in Home versions of Windows 7.

  2. Navigate to User Configuration, Administrative Templates, Windows Components, and then select Location and Sensors in the left column of the Group Policy editor.

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  3. Double-click Turn off location in the Settings section of the Group Policy editor.
  4. Select Enable and then click OK to save the changes.

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