Incorrect Location

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Microsoft edge is registering an incorrect location for me. How do I change it? I am not really tach savvy.

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Registering incorrect location where?

When I have changed  passwords I receive emails saying that a change has occurred but not from the location registered at that site.  Microsoft has me registered 300 miles from where I actually am. Where do I find that data on Microsoft (edge presumably as it is my browser) and how do I change it?

Thank you for answering my question.

@Cestvalere 

Are you referring to Microsoft Account?

Is your system comes with GPS?

I believe this location set by your IP address and it is regardless of your browser and when it is IP address, it is estimated location.

@Cestvalere 

Majority of websites determine your location from your IP.

there are a couple of things that can change/fake your IP location: DNS servers, VPNs, Proxies.

are you using any of these?

 

there is only one settings in Edge related to location:

edge://settings/content/location?search=location

you can't change your location from Edge settings.

 

Doesn't matter if it's off or on, websites can still get your location simply through your IP address.