Enable or disable Location Sensing and Windows Location Platform under Windows 8

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Most modern PCs and desktops today are equipped with the Location Sensing feature that is directly integrated with the hardware and can identify your geographic location. This is not only your smartphone with tracking technology, but also your computer.

The Windows Sensor and Tracking Platform simplifies sensor integration and operation. The platform consists of a driver and a client component. In Windows 8, the platform includes many new features for hardware engineers and driver developers. Windows 8 Location Service uses WiFi and IP triangulation to provide accurate location data. It works best with a Wi-Fi compatible PC or laptop, but also on any IP connection.

Many Windows 8 applications use your location to give you the best experience – but the feature is disabled by default. This article describes the process of enabling or disabling the site search in Windows 8

Enabling the Windows site platform in Windows 8

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First open the’Control Panel’. The shortest possible access to the’Control Panel’ of Windows 8 is via the’Power Task Menu’. Press Win+X in combination to access the Power Task menu and select’Control Panel’.

Then enter’Sensor’ in the control panel search field. Then select the option’Change location settings’ .

Here you can either enable location search for individual applications (administrator rights required for this setting) or disable it completely. Check Enable Windows Localization Platform .

When you are done, click the’Apply’ button to save the last changes.

To enable or disable the location in Windows 8.

To change the location, open the Control Panel and type’Change Location’ in the search bar. Under Region, choose Change location.

The Next Location of Regional Settings tab opens.

Select your country or location from the drop-down menu and click Apply and exit.

That’s it!

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