Windows 8 / Windows 8.1

Windows 8 / Windows 8.1

Flushing the DNS cache on Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 is a very easy process. Due to system security permissions, you must ensure that you run the command prompt as an administrator user.

  1. Ensure that you're on the Windows 8 Start Screen.

Windows 8 / Windows 8.1 Flush DNS - Step 1 - Begin on the Windows 8 Start Screen


    2. Simply type cmd and the Windows search bar will appear on the right hand side with search results.


Windows 8 / Windows 8.1 Flush DNS - Step 2 - Type 'cmd'


    3. Right click on Command Prompt and click Run as administrator


Windows 8 / Windows 8.1 Flush DNS - Step 3 - Right click 'Command Prompt' and choose 'Run as administrator'


Windows 8 / Windows 8.1 Flush DNS - Step 4 - Command Prompt will open


    4. Type in the command ipconfig /flushdns


Windows 8 / Windows 8.1 Flush DNS - Step 5 - Type 'ipconfig /flushdns'


Windows 8 / Windows 8.1 Flush DNS - Step 6 - The DNS is now flushed


Windows 8 / Windows 8.1 Flush DNS - Step 7 - Type 'exit' to close the Command Prompt

 

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