Windows 8: Change network location

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Some updated information in a new post: http://wp.me/pppkO-a3

Some of you probably noticed that you can’t change the network location in Network and Sharing Center, it’s somewhat true.

If you set the your network location to Public network, like this

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This is similar if you pressed No, don’t turn on sharing or connect to devices to this screen.

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You can thru Network and Sharing Center choose HomeGroup, down at the right

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and here you have the option to change to Private network/home or work network if you press Change network location

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this screen will appear and you can change your location

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You want information about network locations in generic terms? Look at these places, it’s not referring to specific in Windows 8 but it more or less works the same

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc725993(v=WS.10).aspx

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc753545(v=WS.10).aspx

http://blogs.technet.com/b/heyscriptingguy/archive/2012/06/10/weekend-scripter-use-powershell-to-manage-windows-network-locations.aspx

http://blogs.msdn.com/b/powershell/archive/2009/04/03/setting-network-location-to-private.aspx

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7 comments

  1. I have been struggling with this for hours now, I inadvertently chose the wrong option at the beginning. I have seen the HomeGroup screen several times and there is no option to “change network location”. Nor does that turn sharing on/off screen appear when I right click on the name of my network in the pop-up network list, as other guides have said it will. Not sure why.

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  2. I was curious if you ever thought of changing the page layout of your blog? Its very well written; I love what youve got to say. But maybe you could a little more in the way of content so people could connect with it better. Youve got an awful lot of text for only having 1 or two images. Maybe you could space it out better?

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