I recently ran into some trouble accessing Internet from any desktop app imaginable (IE10, Spotify, Dropbox, etc.), but all of my Metro apps work fine. I've tried all sorts of suggestions, including resetting Internet Explorer, disabling add-ons, but nothing seems to work. Even Safe Mode with Networking had no effect. Windows troubleshooters can find anything wrong, either.
I'm hesitant to "refresh my PC" because I'm running Windows 8 on Boot Camp, and I do not want Boot Camp to be unavailable (it's my only means to get back to Mac!)
I can browse the Internet with Metro IE, but with Flash unavailable at times, I can't use this for everything...
How can I fix this without resetting the entire install?