is equipped with a Location
platform, which makes sharing your location simpler than ever. When enabled, location-sharing gives you access to location-specific features that would otherwise be unavailable, like some elements of GPS. By default, Windows 8.1 automatically manages your location settings for you, but you can disable
This walkthrough will help you turn off Windows 8.1's Location platform.
Disable Windows Location Platform in Windows 8.1
Open the Control Panel
, and go to Windows Location platform
Uncheck the Turn on the Windows Location platform
to save your changes.