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Change Network Location from Public to Private
Date Added: 5/18/2016

Go to:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\NetworkList\Profiles
Check each subdirectory here, looking at the ProfileName and Description to help you find the right one.  Change CATEGORY to:
0 = Public
1 = Private
2 = Domain

After changing the value, you may have to restart the Network Location Awareness service, or reboot the computer, to apply the new setting.

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