Windows Vista / Windows 7

Windows Vista / Windows 7

Flushing DNS on newer versions of Windows is almost as easy as the earlier versions but due to Microsoft's security additions you must run the command prompt with administrator privileges.

  1. Click the start button and navigate to the command prompt (Start > All Programs > Accessories > Command Prompt)

Windows Vista / Windows 7 Flush DNS - Step 1 - Click Start and click All Programs


Windows Vista / Windows 7 Flush DNS - Step 2 - Click Accessories


    2. Make sure that you right click on the command prompt application and choose "Run as Administrator"

Windows Vista / Windows 7 Flush DNS - Step 3 - Click Command Prompt


Windows Vista / Windows 7 Flush DNS - Step 4 - Command Prompt will open


    3. Type in the command ipconfig /flushdns

Windows Vista / Windows 7 Flush DNS - Step 5 - Type 'ipconfig /flushdns'


Windows Vista / Windows 7 Flush DNS - Step 6 - The DNS is now flushed


Windows Vista / Windows 7 Flush DNS - Step 7 - Type 'exit' to close the Command Prompt


Note: It is also possible to type in cmd into the Windows Vista / Windows 7 start menu search field and then right click on the cmd.exe result instead of having to navigate through the various sub menus.

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