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I've got DNS problems with certain domain names, e.g. "answers.microsoft.com". The behavior is consistent across browsers: all of them complain "unable to resolve the host name". If I open a command line and type "ping -4 answers.microsoft.com", ping resolves the IP address, and the web site starts working in all browsers.

Windows 7 x64 worked great on the same hardware with the same router settings.

Any ideas how to fix?

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stop the DNS client and look if it works now. –  magicandre1981 Mar 24 '13 at 6:05
    
Yes, stopping the DNS client helped. Should I disable the service? –  Soonts Mar 24 '13 at 20:26
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ok if it works without the DNS client, stop the service completely (set the starttype to disabled with services.msc). Now the DNS requests are no longer cached, but it works.

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OK thanks.. I wonder when will Microsoft fix the Windows 8 :-( –  Soonts Mar 25 '13 at 12:55
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