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How do I update / flush / reset my DNS settings from Windows?

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up vote 9 down vote accepted

Run IPCONFIG /FLUSHDNS from an elevated command prompt.

This will flush your DNS cache, but not change your settings. If you actually want to change your DNS server, you will need to either set it statically, or run IPCONFIG /RENEW if your DNS server's settings have changed,

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I was gonna answer my own question, but thanks! I'll take yours as the answer. – Mark Tomlin Jul 31 '11 at 19:04
@Mark Tomlin Thank you. You got +15 from me too. :) – KCotreau Jul 31 '11 at 19:05
I think you got more then +15 by now :). – Mark Tomlin Aug 1 '11 at 4:24
@Mark Tomlin Actually no, I was maxed for the day by the time I answered your question. I only got the 15, and I thank you greatly for it. – KCotreau Aug 1 '11 at 4:26
  1. Open up a command prompt

    a. Start

    b. Run

  2. type ipconfig /flushdns and press enter.

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