Locate yourself using Default Location sensor on Windows 7

Windows 7 is one of the user friendly OS after Windows XP. It also includes latest feature that are still hidden from many users or there are handful of features that are still not used up by many users out there. Default Location is a new feature introduced in Windows 7 and later which is used to find out the current geographical position of your computer and other places around using the geo sensors. Here is the tutorial how you can set default location to locate sensor on Windows 7.set default location windows7

Using the default location, you can easily locate your position by entering a default location that programs can use to customize information and services for you based on your location. For instance, if you are looking for nearby movie theaters and restaurants, then you can enter your location and the program can use to find your default location.

The default location comes in handy when you are unable to locate yourself or you are unable to connect to find a location sensor either the location sensor is unavailable or not installed on your computer. But, it may also affect one’s privacy as some programs send location information across wired or wireless networks.

If you are a Windows 7 user, you can use default location to give details about your computer’s geographic location with your windows phone or laptop having location sensor like GPS receiver, etc.

How to Set your Default Geographic Location in Windows 7

Follow the steps given below to setup default location in Windows 7 system.

  • Click on Start orb and in the search box below, type default location. You can see the Default Location in the search result, simply click on it or go to control panel and click on default location option

DefaultLocation control panel windows 7

  • Now, you are on a window where you can set default location for you. See the screen shot below

set Default Location

  • Here you need to enter your Zip Postal Code and Country or Region name. You can also enter latitude and longitude details.
  • Once you are done click on Apply
  • Upon prompted by UAC, click on Yes to continue.

Now you can use your default location to locate nearby areas or search nearby places. It is really useful for users who travel a lot.

By following the steps described above you can easily set your default location to locate sensor on Windows 7 and easily locate anything around you considering the case that you have sensor inbuilt on your system.


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