I installed Windows 8.1 in VMware and there's only one error left in event viewer/system log:
Name resolution for the name wpad timed out after none of the configured DNS servers responded. Source: DNS Client Events Event ID: 1014
Auto detect proxy is turned off in IE and Firefox, so what is causing this wpad warning about every 30 seconds, I don't mind getting rid of wpad completely, I have no use for it ATM, but how? I checked the task scheduler but didn't find anything, yet.
Edit: I found https://stackoverflow.com/a/25366609/990618
- Click the Start button, and in the search field, type in "regedit", then select "regedit.exe" from the list of results - Navigate through the tree to "HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\Wpad" - Once you have the "Wpad" folder selected, right click in the right pane, and click on "New -> DWORD (32-Bit Value)" - Name this new value "WpadOverride" - Double click the new "WpadOverride" value to edit it - In the "Value data" field, replace the "0" with a "1", then click "OK" - Reboot the computer
Also saw in Network/Connections you can click on right side where it says "Network Connected" then turn off "Find devices and content".
After doing those 2 things the 1014 warning is less frequent so far, 10-30 mins apart, but if anyone knows how to shut off wpad completely that'd be great.