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What is the location option and how do I configure it in Windows 8?

What is the location option and how do I configure it?

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The Location features allow application to obtain the location of your computer in order to provide you specific service. For example, the Weather application requires the current location of your computer in order to provide accurate weather reports.

  1. From Start screen, launch Charms by placing the cursor to the top right or bottom right hand corner.
    Note: The shortcut to launch Charms is by pressing the <Windows> key + C.
  2. Select Settings.
  3. Select Control Panel.
     
  4. Select Hardware and Sound.
     
  5. Select Location Settings.
     
  6. Confirm if Turn on the Windows Location platform option is checked or unchecked.