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cruisinfanatic
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Wrong Location

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Had to install a replacement motherboard. After installed I have always found that my computer thinks I'm from the Paramus, NJ area. Websites all think this. Is there a way to fix this? Thanks

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@cruisinfanatic , welcome to the forum.

 

Here is a guide to help you change the Time Zone: https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/tutorials/change-time-zone-in-windows-8/#start_screen

 

This is the only setting that I am aware of that will affect your location.

 

Please click the Thumbs up + button if I have helped you and click Accept as Solution if your problem is solved.






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The zip code is the problem, not the time zone

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@cruisinfanatic,

Please try this:

To change the default location for your PC, which Windows, apps, and services can use when a more exact location can't be detected:
  1. Go to Start > Settings > Privacy > Location.
  2. Under Default location, select Set default.
  3. The Windows Maps app will open. Follow the instructions to change your default location.
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I get as far as location and that's it. There is a slider that is set on for let windows and apps use my location. Nothing I can find that says default

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