Computer step by step
 Make your Pc better
Description:  

This policy removes the option to change the user's geographical location (GeoID) from the Language and
Regional Options control panel. This does not, however, prevent the user or an application from changing the
GeoID programmatically.

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

If the policy is Enabled, then the user will not see the option to change the user geographical location
(GeoID).

If the policy is Disabled or Not Configured, then the user will see the option for changing the user location
(GeoID).

Note that even if a user can see the GeoID Option, the "Disallow changing of geographical location" option
may prevent them from actually changing their current geographical location.

Supported on: At least Windows Vista.
Hide the geographic location option
Description Gpedit Regedit CMD Back VBScript PowerShell Script
Gpedit:   

Please perform the following steps:

Please go to Pearl button (Start) and click on the Search programs and files
For more information about the change from Start to Pearl button click here
Type gpedit.msc and press Enter
In the Group Policy window please navigate to User Configuration -> Administrative Templates ->
Control Panel -> Regional and Language Options and open Hide the geographic location option.
Not Configured -> is the Default state
Enabled -> apply this GPO
Disabled -> this GPO will not be applied

To finish press ok button and close Group Policy window.
Type regedit and press ok
Please confirm User Account Control pop-up
Microsoft official disclaimer

Warning Serious problems might occur if you modify the registry incorrectly by using Registry Editor or by
using another method. These problems might require that you reinstall the operating system. Microsoft
cannot guarantee that these problems can be solved. Modify the registry at your own risk.

Note: This registry key is created by Group Policy when this GPO is Enable. The GPO Default state is Not
Configured -> this registry entry is not present. For Disable this registry entry is not present.

Please navigate to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Control Panel\International
and locate HideCurrentLocation registry key
Regedit:          

Please perform the following steps:

Please go to Pearl button (Start) and click on the Search programs and files
For more information about the change from Start to Pearl button click here
   
   
Double click on HideCurrentLocation and edit the value:

To Enable:
Change the data value with:
HideCurrentLocation = 1

To finish press ok button and close Registry Editor window

Note: Manual editing of this registry key will not be reflected in Group Policy. If you modify this GPO from
Group Policy this registry key will be rewritten.
Type cmd, right click on cmd icon under the Programs and click on Run as administrator
Please confirm User Account Control pop-up
Please select, right and copy a registry key from below, then right click on command prompt window
, select Paste and press Enter

Enabled:
REG add "HKCU\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Control Panel\International" /v HideCurrentLocation /t REG_DWORD /d 1 /f

Not Configured:
REG DELETE "HKCU\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Control Panel\International" /v HideCurrentLocation /f

Note: Manual editing of this registry key will not be reflected in Group Policy. If you modify this GPO from
Group Policy this registry key will be rewritten.
CMD:          

Please perform the following steps:

Please go to Pearl button (Start) and click on the Search programs and files
For more information about the change from Start to Pearl button click here
   
VBScript:          

Const HKEY_CURRENT_USER = &H80000001
strComputer = "."
Set oReg=GetObject("winmgmts:{impersonationLevel=impersonate}!\\" & _
strComputer & "\root\default:StdRegProv")

strKeyPath = "Software\Policies\Microsoft\Control Panel\International"
oReg.CreateKey HKEY_CURRENT_USER,strKeyPath
strValueName = "HideCurrentLocation"
'Enabled
dwValue = 1
oReg.SetDWORDValue HKEY_CURRENT_USER,strKeyPath,strValueName,dwValue
'Not Configured
'oReg.DeleteValue HKEY_CURRENT_USER,strKeyPath,strValueName
PowerShell Script :          

Enabled

$RegKey = "HKCU:\Software\Policies\Microsoft"
If(Test-Path ($RegKey + "\Control Panel"))
{
 $RegKey = "HKCU:\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Control Panel"
 If(Test-Path ($RegKey + "\International"))
 {
   $RegKey = "HKCU:\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Control Panel\International"
    ##Enabled
    New-ItemProperty -path $RegKey -name HideCurrentLocation -value 1 -PropertyType DWord -Force
 }
 else
 {
   New-Item -path $RegKey -name International
   $RegKey = "HKCU:\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Control Panel\International"
    ##Enabled
    New-ItemProperty -path $RegKey -name HideCurrentLocation -value 1 -PropertyType DWord
 }
}
else
{
 New-Item -path $RegKey -name "Control Panel"
 $RegKey = "HKCU:\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Control Panel"
 New-Item -path $RegKey -name International
 $RegKey = "HKCU:\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Control Panel\International"
  ##Enabled
  New-ItemProperty -path $RegKey -name HideCurrentLocation -value 1 -PropertyType DWord
}

Not Configured\Disabled

$RegKey = "HKCU:\Software\Policies\Microsoft"
Remove-ItemProperty -Path($RegKey + "\Control Panel\International") -name HideCurrentLocation
If( (Get-Item -Path($RegKey + "\Control Panel\International")).ValueCount -eq 0 -and (Get-Item -Path($RegKey + "\Control Panel\International")).SubKeyCount -eq 0)
{
 Remove-Item -Path($RegKey + "\Control Panel\International")
 If( (Get-Item -Path($RegKey + "\Control Panel")).ValueCount -eq 0 -and (Get-Item -Path($RegKey + "\Control Panel")).SubKeyCount -eq 0)
 {
   Remove-Item -Path($RegKey + "\Control Panel")
 }   
}
Up Back
   
   
   
Result
By Default you have access to "Location" tab under Start -> Control Panel -> Region and
Language.
You can prevent access to "Location" tab from Region and Language using Group Policy or modify the
specific
registry key.  

Note: If you want to prevent access to "Location" tab from Region and Language to a specific user you
need to modify or add the
registry key under his SID.