1. viky1101's Avatar
    I had been experiencing issues opening some sites and couldnot find the reason for it. while looking around i got to know that the location settings has been greyed and i cannot toggle it. Anyone would help me Please??screenshot-14-.png
    Last edited by viky1101; 10-21-2015 at 12:45 PM.
    10-21-2015 11:32 AM
  2. _Emi_'s Avatar
    clicking the Change button?
    that's why it says "location for this device is off" and it's because it's a general setting for the device, the toggle is for the user. if you created an account, you would see the setting grayed out, so if you change it you set the location to be available for the device and every user can set the location or an off individually.
    LvivFan likes this.
    10-21-2015 02:43 PM
  3. viky1101's Avatar
    I have tried tht ........... it doesnt work
    Thats the reason of the post
    10-22-2015 08:07 AM
  4. _Emi_'s Avatar
    well, that's how it's done. so it means your problem is not how to fix location settings has been greyed and i cannot toggle it your problem is you want to force it because your change button apparently doesn't work, which is totally different problem.

    anyway, maybe next time you should mention "I clicked change button and nothing happened", is it too hard to explain the problem better?

    anyway, it doesn't work by registry, only the toggle, there is a geolocation service you can see if it works. maybe go to msconfig and see if it's checked to start at startup.
    and also you can go to group policy -> Computer configuration, Administrative Templates, Windows Components, Location and Sensors, Windows Location Provider
    and see if it's enable or disabled there.

    good luck.
    LvivFan likes this.
    10-22-2015 09:57 AM
  5. junaidsyed333's Avatar
    I am experiencing the same problem..location of this device is off and when i click change nothing happens..due to this not able to use cortana also..DID YOU FIND ANY SOLUTION?? PLZ SHARE!!!
    12-10-2015 11:46 AM
  6. LvivFan's Avatar
    well, that's how it's done. so it means your problem is not how to fix location settings has been greyed and i cannot toggle it your problem is you want to force it because your change button apparently doesn't work, which is totally different problem.

    anyway, maybe next time you should mention "I clicked change button and nothing happened", is it too hard to explain the problem better?

    anyway, it doesn't work by registry, only the toggle, there is a geolocation service you can see if it works. maybe go to msconfig and see if it's checked to start at startup.
    and also you can go to group policy -> Computer configuration, Administrative Templates, Windows Components, Location and Sensors, Windows Location Provider
    and see if it's enable or disabled there.

    good luck.
    You are awesome!! I spent all day yesterday to resolve this problem, but haven't resolved it, and you wrote resolving that takes 5 sekonds and it's works!!!Thank you so much!! I just went to msconfig and saw there in services location startup was off!!!!
    08-10-2016 08:58 PM
  7. Binith Nyaupane's Avatar
    You are awesome!! I spent all day yesterday to resolve this problem, but haven't resolved it, and you wrote resolving that takes 5 sekonds and it's works!!!Thank you so much!! I just went to msconfig and saw there in services location startup was off!!!!
    My Location doesn't work with all the instruction.
    if you have any other alternative please help me.
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    04-04-2017 11:57 PM
  8. davidhk129's Avatar
    My Location doesn't work with all the instruction.
    if you have any other alternative please help me.
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    Did you try clicking at the Change button under Location of this service is off ?
    04-05-2017 01:00 AM
  9. Binith Nyaupane's Avatar
    Did you try clicking at the Change button under Location of this service is off ?
    yes i tried but nothing happens.
    no message box
    no options
    nothing

    cursor shows processing sign and that's it.

    any solution?
    04-05-2017 10:34 PM
  10. davidhk129's Avatar
    yes i tried but nothing happens.
    no message box
    no options
    nothing

    cursor shows processing sign and that's it.

    any solution?
    Use this tutorial :
    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/...a.html#option5

    Use Option Five.
    To Turn On or Off Location for this Device using a REG file
    04-05-2017 10:40 PM
  11. Selectrick's Avatar
    After 4 or 5 hours of trying various fixes I finally found the only real solution that worked. Copy and paste the addy below:

    Unable to set Location - Windows 10
    08-09-2017 01:22 PM

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