Windows 10: Windows Update changed system location?

Discus and support Windows Update changed system location? in Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade to solve the problem; I downloaded yesterday's update 10/06/21 and had my PC shut down afterwards. Today I tried to access a stream on BBC iPlayer, but it said I couldn't... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade' started by lukebarnes554, Jun 11, 2021.

  1. Windows Update changed system location?


    I downloaded yesterday's update 10/06/21 and had my PC shut down afterwards. Today I tried to access a stream on BBC iPlayer, but it said I couldn't because of my location.I have Speedtest on my PC and that is showing the same as it always does. Whenever I go onto a browser and do it, it comes up with Maidenhead. I can't access the stream on any of the 5 browsers I use because of my location, and I've ensured my VPNs are off, in the browser and for the system. I can access it on my phone which is on the same network, and this has only happened since the update, should I roll it back? Is this

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    lukebarnes554, Jun 11, 2021
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  2. Can’t change the location.

    Hi George,

    I am sorry to hear that you had to encounter an internet connection issue in Windows 10 before. You can always come to us for any issues on Windows 10, we will be glad to help you.

    Let us see what to do to resolve this issue on location settings. TO assist you better, please answer the questions below.


    • Where did you see your location as Vermont USA? How did you tried to change the location?

    • Are you getting any error messages while changing the location?

    • What is the build version of the Windows? Follow the below steps to check the build version.

    • Open up the run command with the
      Win key + R key combo.

    • Type winver into the run command text box and hit
      OK.

    • You should now see a dialog screen revealing the OS build and registration information.

    I suggest you to ON the location service and check if the location is changed to your current location. If the location service is ON, the Windows will automatically find your location once the system in connected to internet and update
    the location on the Apps, which has the permission to access to the location. Refer to the below link to ON the location service and more.

    Windows 10 location service and privacy

    You may also change your Country or region manually by the following steps;


    • In the search box on task bar, enter Change region, then select
      Change your country or region.

    • Under Country or region, select your new region.

    Hope you can change your location.

    Get back to us for further assistance, we will be glad to help you.
     
    Rishad K T, Jun 11, 2021
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  3. Windows 10 update change location

    Hello,

    I would be happy to assist you.

    Whenever Windows updates website scans and install any updates or patches, it gets stored on the below location.

    %windir%\softwaredistribution\download

    Depending upon the updates different folders gets created on the above location.

    For clearing the contents of the software distribution folder, try the below commands on the elevated command prompt in Windows.

    net stop wuauserv

    rmdir %windir%\softwaredistribution /s /q

    net start wuauserv


    exit



    Also, the above location is set by default and cannot be changes or modified.

    As an initial recommendation, I suggest you to refer to the below link written by one of our MVPs,
    Andre Da Costa, and check if it helps.

    How to free up disk space in Windows

    The Windows Update remnants can be manually purged via running Disk Cleanup, if you use.

    Next, try to remove/uninstall any unwanted programs in Windows.

    Use the following steps to remove programs from your computer:


    • In Windows, search for and open Programs and Features.

    • On the Programs and Features screen, select the software program you want to remove from the list and click
      Uninstall or Uninstall/Change at the top of the program list.

    If it still does not help, adjust the System Restore settings to recover some space.

    Use the following steps to reduce the space System Restore uses for restore points.


    • In Windows, search for and open System.

    • Click System Protection in the tasks pane on the left.
      If you are prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type the password or provide confirmation.

    • On the System Protection tab of the System Properties window, click Configure.

    • To reduce the amount of hard drive space the system reserves for system restores, slide the
      Max Usage slider bar. You can choose more or less depending on how many restore points you want and the capacity of your hard drive.

    Write to us with the updated status for us to be able to assist you further.

    Thank You.
     
    Sayan_Ghosh, Jun 11, 2021
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  4. Windows Update changed system location?

    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
      Change
      .
    • 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
      Enter.

    • 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, Jun 11, 2021
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