Windows thinks I'm in an entirely different continent?

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  1. Dav23 Win User

    Windows thinks I'm in an entirely different continent?


    So I first noticed this problem when my automatic time zone for some reason jumped ahead to Central European Time when I'm actually in US Eastern Time. Opening up the Maps and Weather apps pinpoints my location to a city in the Netherlands when I've literally never stepped foot in Europe before. I tried resetting my modem/router but it didn't solve anything, but then I discovered it was a Windows/Microsoft problem.

    Trying to determine my location with any Microsoft app or involving one would point me to the same Dutch city, but using a non-Microsoft product would correctly place me in the US e.g. Using even Google Maps in Edge would place me in Europe, but using it in Firefox/Chrome would show my correct location. Searching up my IP address also correctly shows my location. Restarting and updating to 1803 my computer and flushing my DNS via cmd has not fixed the issue, and even switching to an entirely different internet connection via my phone's hotspot doesn't do anything either so I'm currently at a loss as what to do.

    :)
     
    Dav23, Jun 3, 2018
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  2. Eeshwar Kumar Win User

    Windows Suddenly Thinks I'm My 9 Year Old Son.

    Hi,

    Thank you for posting your query in Microsoft Community. Appreciate your interest in using Windows 10.

    To assist you better, I would like to ask some questions.

    • Did you change your account to a Microsoft Account?
    • Which email ID did you provide to change your account to a Microsoft Account?
    • Do you get two different accounts in the login screen?

    I suggest you to enable the built-in Administrator account from the steps provided below and manage the account from the built-in admin account.

    • Press Windows key + X and select Command Prompt (Admin).
    • Type the below command:
    Net user administrator active:yes

    3. Restart the computer and login to the built-in Administrator account.

    4. Change the account type which is turned as a Child Account.

    5. Sign-out from the built-in administrator account and login to the other account which is made as the Administrator and check for status.

    After creating a new Administrator account, disable the built-in Administrator account by following the steps below:

    • Press Windows key + X and select Command Prompt (Admin).
    • Type the below command:
    Net user administrator active:no

    Hope the information is helpful. Please revert with necessary information and we'll be glad to assist you.
     
    Eeshwar Kumar, Jun 4, 2018
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  3. Pavan_N Win User
    I'm having a microphone problem in 2 different computers (laptop and desktop).

    Hi Márcio,

    Thank you for posting in Microsoft Community.

    I appreciate the troubleshooting steps you have tried to resolve the issue.

    Please answer these questions to assist you better.

    • What is the make and model of your Microphone?
    • What is the model of your Laptop and Desktop?
    • Do you get any error message?
    • Did you make any Hardware and Software changes in your computer prior to this issue?

    I suggest you to refer the Microsoft link below and perform the troubleshooting steps suggested.

    Fix sound problems.

    http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-10/fix-sound-problems#v1h=tab01

    Hope this information is helpful. Please do let us know if you need further assistance, we’ll be glad to assist you.

    Thanks
     
    Pavan_N, Jun 4, 2018
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