recently moved from Chicago to Lakeland, Fla., but my PC
doesn’t always realize it.
I use Google Maps via the Windows 10 Edge browser, the
map shows me a Chicago starting point. And if I do a
Google search on “Where am I right now?” the answer
is Chicago. This is happening even though I went into
the Google Maps settings and changed my home and work
locations to Lakeland. But, if I use the Google Chrome
browser instead of Edge, I get a Florida map for my home
location. What’s wrong?
Fermier, Lakeland, Fla.
Microsoft’s Edge browser and Google’s Chrome browser
both keep track of your home location, but they get
their location data from different places.
takes its cues from Google Maps. Because you changed
your Google Maps home and work locations (other readers
can learn how to do it at tinyurl.com/y63gsfb2), Chrome
shows you a Florida map centered on Lakeland.
gets its location data from Windows 10, which maintains
a master location setting for many apps. When you view
Google Maps in the Edge browser, Edge disregards where
Google thinks you are and instead uses your Windows 10
location, which is still set to Chicago.
Edge recognize that you are now living in Florida,
change your default location in the Windows 10
“Maps” settings (see tinyurl.com/yycd95lk). Doing so
will tell Microsoft’s Maps and Weather apps, its
Cortana digital assistant and the Edge browser that you
Q: I need
to upgrade from Windows 7, but my budget is limited. Can
my nine-year-old Dell Inspiron 560 handle Windows 10?
your PC is too old to be updated to Windows 10. That
leaves you with two choices:
— Buy a
new Windows 10 PC. A Dell Inspiron laptop costs about
$280. An Inspiron desktop costs about $400 (and
doesn’t come with a computer screen, so you would need
to keep the one you have.)
— Buy a
refurbished (used) PC. A refurbished HP or Dell desktop
with Windows 10 costs $110 to $120 (see tinyurl.com/y4x8dxj5).
Refurbished PCs also don’t come with a computer
having compatibility problems while using Windows Live
Mail on Windows 10, and I can’t find any up-to-date
information on solving the problem. What should I do?
Loebl, Knoxville, Tenn.
Windows Live Mail has been discontinued, so there are no
technical fixes for it. You can either switch to another
client e-mail program (one that resides on your PC) or
use webmail, in which you access e-mail via your
provider’s website. In either case, your existing
e-mails should be easily accessible.
e-mail clients include the “Windows 10 Mail” program
you already have (see tinyurl.com/zgmk2oh), the free
Mailbird Lite (see tinyurl.com/y2l549lj) and the free
Mozilla Thunderbird (see tinyurl.com/y9qyvrkl). To use
webmail for your iCloud mail account, go to icloud.com.