Hide the geographic location option

This policy setting removes the option to change the user's geographical location (GeoID) from the Region settings control panel.

This policy setting is used only to simplify the Regional Options control panel.

If you enable this policy setting, the user does not see the option to change the GeoID. This does not prevent the user or an application from changing the GeoID programmatically.

If you disable or do not configure this policy setting, the user sees the option for changing the user location (GeoID).

Note: Even if a user can see the GeoID option, the "Disallow changing of geographical location" option can prevent them from actually changing their current geographical location.

Supported on: At least Windows Vista
Registry HiveHKEY_CURRENT_USER
Registry PathSoftware\Policies\Microsoft\Control Panel\International
Value NameHideCurrentLocation
Value TypeREG_DWORD
Enabled Value1
Disabled Value0

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