Discus and support OPT OUT OF LOCATION SERVICES in AntiVirus, Firewalls and System Security to solve the problem; I would like to opt out of location services. I have entered my MAC address where required , but I get an error when asked to type the characters... Discussion in 'AntiVirus, Firewalls and System Security' started by N.Contini, Feb 18, 2019.

  1. N.Contini Win User


    I would like to opt out of location services. I have entered my MAC address where required , but I get an error when asked to type the characters requested of me

    N.Contini, Feb 18, 2019

  2. Location service is greyed out

    Hi Shahriar,

    Thank you for responding.

    Sorry for the inconvenience caused for you, I suggest you to try the below troubleshooting steps and check If it helps.

    Step 1: Steps to turn on the Location settings.

    • Login as an administrator.
    • Press Windows key, type Location settings and select
      Change location settings.
    • Check whether Location for this device is On by clicking on
    • Also turn on Location as well.

    Step 2: And as you are unable to set the service Geolocation service to automatic, I suggest you to run SFC scan and check.

    System File Checker is a utility in Windows that allows users to scan for corruptions in Windows system files and restore corrupted files.

    Follow the below steps:

    • Right click on the Start button, click on
      Command Prompt (Admin).

    • Type “sfc /scannow” without the quotes and hit

    • After the scan, restart the computer and check for the issue.

    Try to set the service to automatic by following the steps provided in the above post by Praveen Venugopal.

    Hope it helps. Kindly update the status of the issue, we will be happy to help you.
    Deepika Gowda, Feb 18, 2019
  3. Windows 10 location Service


    Thank you for contacting Microsoft Community.

    I understand your inconvenience. We will assist you with it.
    • Are you using domain network?

    Location controls might be turned off or on, and you may be unable to change these settings, if you’re using a device assigned to you by your workplace, or if you’re using a personal device at your workplace. If that’s the case, Some settings are managed
    by your organization will appear at the top of the location settings page.

    I would suggest you to follow the below path and check if it helps.

    • Select the Start icon on your taskbar, and then select Settings > Privacy > Location.

    I would suggest you to check if the Geo Location service is enabled and started. If not you have to Enable and start the service. follow the below steps:

    • Press Windows key + R.
    • Type Services.msc In the search box.
    • Select Geo Location services.
    • Right click on it.
    • Go to properties and change start up type to automatic.
    I would also suggest you to check refer the suggestions from the below article and check if it helps.

    I hope this information is helpful.

    Please do let us know if you need any further assistance, we will be glad to assist you.

    Thank you.
    Rajeshwari_Patil, Feb 18, 2019

    Location service is greyed out

    Hello Shahriar,

    Thank you for your interest in Windows 10.

    I suggest you to turn On Windows location platform by the below steps and see if it helps.

    Method 1:

    1) Type location in the search bar and click on change location settings.

    2) Then, check the box Turn ON Windows location platform” and “Help improve Windows Location services”.

    3) Click on Apply.

    Alternatively, you can go to Control Panel, click Hardware and Sound, and then click location settings.

    Method 2:

    Please follow the steps to run System Maintenance troubleshooter
    on the computer:

    • Type “Control Panel” on the search box.
    • Click on Troubleshooting.
    • Click on View all option on the left side of the Windows.
    • Click on System Maintenance option.
    • Click on Next and follow the onscreen instructions to troubleshoot the issue.

    Also, make sure to check the geolocation service and set it to automatic.

    Open Run command by pressing Win Key + R, type services.msc
    and find Geolocation services.

    Hope this helps. If you have any other queries, feel free to contact us.

    Thank you.
    Praveen Venugopal, Feb 18, 2019



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