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 TEO1-1xxx.  I just bought this computer three days ago and it has been a nightmare. Today is about one of the issues. I have looked at several "pages" of information about my computer ( in relation to the multiple problems) and I came across this one thing I am not happy about. I get information that my computer is a Public device!!!!!!! I am not a library or any other public institution. I am a PRIVATE person and the computer is for my private use. How can I change this as I do not want my computer to be public!

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@needhelp43 

You're most likely talking about the NETWORK to which you are connecting your PC.  Those can be Public or Private.

 

IF this is your home Network, then it should be Private -- but sometimes, Win10 messes this up and changes it to Public.

 

To reset it to Private, I presume you are using WiFi, so read this:  https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/make-a-wi-fi-network-public-or-private-in-windows-10-046...

 

Hope that helps

 



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@needhelp43 

You're most likely talking about the NETWORK to which you are connecting your PC.  Those can be Public or Private.

 

IF this is your home Network, then it should be Private -- but sometimes, Win10 messes this up and changes it to Public.

 

To reset it to Private, I presume you are using WiFi, so read this:  https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/make-a-wi-fi-network-public-or-private-in-windows-10-046...

 

Hope that helps

 



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thank you for trying to help but I must have posted in the wrong place. I am not using wi-fi, I do not know what that is or how to use it. I am on a home computer. could you try and give me another answer, please? 

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You mean the network configuration and the available modes, right?
In this case, unless you need certain functions, do not change anything.
If we are in public, that does not mean that the computer is public, on the contrary, it is more secure.

and as you can see in the link we gave you, it is mainly to protect yourself if you are connected by wifi

If you need to use a network printer, then it may be necessary

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thank you, but I don't know what you are talking about. I think this is important, though. You said, " If we are in public, that does not mean that the computer is public, on the contrary, it is more secure." I will just leave things alone.

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@needhelp43 

Sorry, I presumed you were on WiFi because nearly everyone is today.  The same issue applies if you are on a wired network.

 

Your own local network is private but Windows can become confused and switch it to public -- leaving you to believe that the network is a public one, when it is not.

 

Use the information in this thread to check your network status and change it to private if it says public:  https://www.online-tech-tips.com/windows-10/change-from-public-to-private-network-in-windows-7-8-10/



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