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Wednesday, January 12, 2011

How to Add or Remove the "Location" Tab in Region and Language


This article will show you how to add or remove the Location tab in Region and Language for all users to be able to see or not the option to change their default geographical location (GeoID) in Vista and Windows 7.

You must be logged in as an administrator to be able to do this tutorial.

Region and Language "Location" Tab Added and Removed

Here’s How:

Through the Local Group Policy Editor

1. Open the Local Group Policy Editor.

2. In the left pane, click on to expand User Configuration, Administrative Templates, Control Panel, and Regional and Language Options. (see screenshot below)

3. In the right pane, right click on Hide the geographic location option and click on Edit. (see screenshot above)

4. To Add/Restore "Location" Tab in Region and Language

A) Select (dot) either Not Configured or Disabled. (see screenshot below step 6)

Not Configured is the default setting.

B) Go to step 6.

5. To Remove "Location" Tab in Region and Language

A) Select (dot) Enabled. (see screenshot below step 6)

6. Click on OK. (see screenshot below)

7. Close the Local Group Policy Editor window.

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