11.7. Set Your Default Location for GPS

If you use location-aware programs, but you do not have a location sensor installed on your notebook PC, you can configure Windows 7 with your default location.

Many software programs can work with location data to tailor their data and services. For example, a mapping program might use your current location to provide directions to a destination or to show you restaurants and coffee shops that are nearby.

Most location-aware programs can work with the data provided by a location sensor, such as a global positioning system (GPS) receiver.

However, what if you do not have such a device installed on your notebook PC? In that case, you can enter your current location by hand to specify what Windows 7 calls ...

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