After upgraded my computer from Windows 8 to 8.1, the system assigns a new wifi networks as public automatically. When I access the Network Connections listed in PC Settings, there is no “Find Devices and Content” option under all my various network adapters. So I am unable to change the profile of the active connection to Private or Public. My PC in a Homegroup doesn’t connect to a domain network and I only use WiFi router. I also have the same problem on my Surface pro 2 tablet. Is there any way to resolve the issues?
If the “Find devices and content” option is missing in Windows 8.1, you could try any of the following tips to fix the issues:
* Using a standard user may cause the problem
You need to switch to an administrator account. After logging fully in as Admin, you should get the switch.
* A registry edit workaround to make changes until Microsoft fix it and provide a Windows Update for that.
1. Press Win + R keys from your keyboard, type regedit and click the OK button to open registry edit.
2. Go to the key below:
3. Double click on the Profiles key, and click on each long GUID number subkey
4. In the right pane, find the PofileName. Make sure it has your current network name.
5. Double-click on the Category, and change its value data to what you want to setup, such as “1″ (Private), “0″ (Public), and “2″ (Domain).
6. Then sign out and in your account to apply the new network location.