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Windows 7: Location sensor missing after uninstalling Windows 10

04 Sep 2016   #1
GBryan

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 
Location sensor missing after uninstalling Windows 10

I installed the new Windows 10. After realizing it literally brought my computer to a crawl, I quickly went back to Windows 7 using the Windows 10 online instructions. I now have no location sensor, or any other sensors that I can find. Does anyone know how I can retrieve my sensors?


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05 Sep 2016   #2
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi and welcome to SevenForums,
Highly recommended to create a system image before upgrading although the free upgrade ended July 29th so why the late upgrade did you buy win-10 or something ?

Location censor ?
Not sure exactly what you're referring to unfortunately
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05 Sep 2016   #3
Lance1

Windows 7 Ultimate, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
 
 

Is this what your talking about?

Sensor Missing Property
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05 Sep 2016   #4
Megahertz07

Windows 7 HP
 
 

Bryan, give us your hardware specs.
Normally a computer don't have location sensors. As win 10 spy you as he can, it has a rough idea where the computer is by the II address.
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05 Sep 2016   #5
GBryan

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

I upgraded (and then downgraded) to Win10 last December... still trying to figure out how to get my gps back. Silly thing, but I like weather/local data available on the desktop. Since my last post, I tried downloading a BroadCom GPS Driver for Toshiba, but it doesn't appear to be working. I'm not really too computer savvy. When I go to Control Panel, Location and Sensors, it says there are no sensors installed. I had the ability before the Windows 10 upgrade, so I just assumed uninstalling the upgrade removed the sensor. I backed up my entire harddrive before upgrading, but I'm not certain what file name I should look for in the backup. Thanks for all the replies.
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05 Sep 2016   #6
GBryan

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

I don't have a need to FIND my computer, since it never moves. I'm looking for something to allow me to get access to 'local' stores, weather, etc. Am I confused? probably.
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05 Sep 2016   #7
Megahertz07

Windows 7 HP
 
 

Bryan, give us your hardware specs. Toshiba? What model?
Open Control Panel - Device Manager and look to see if there is a yellow mark on any hardware.
Open Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\Location and Other Sensors and have a look if you find it.
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05 Sep 2016   #8
Lance1

Windows 7 Ultimate, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by GBryan View Post
I upgraded (and then downgraded) to Win10 last December... still trying to figure out how to get my gps back. Silly thing, but I like weather/local data available on the desktop. Since my last post, I tried downloading a BroadCom GPS Driver for Toshiba, but it doesn't appear to be working. I'm not really too computer savvy. When I go to Control Panel, Location and Sensors, it says there are no sensors installed. I had the ability before the Windows 10 upgrade, so I just assumed uninstalling the upgrade removed the sensor. I backed up my entire harddrive before upgrading, but I'm not certain what file name I should look for in the backup. Thanks for all the replies.
Give this a look. It's worth a shot. Read it over though. GPS Sensor Driver (64-bit)

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