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Flushing DNS Cache on Windows

Windows computers automatically cache the hostname of the websites they visit, so pages will load faster. If the IP address of a website changes, it takes some time for Windows to notice. To speed this update on your computer to get rid of the related “Page Not Found" errors try flushing your DNS cache.

The command used to flush DNS needs to be entered in the command prompt, and starting the command prompt differs depending on the version of Windows you use.

Windows 8+: Press the Windows key + X and choose Command Prompt (Administrator)

Windows 7/Vista: Click Start and type cmd into the search field. Right click Command Prompt and choose Run as administrator

Windows XP: Click Start and click Run. Type cmd in the field, and click OK.

3. Type ipconfig /flushdns (this is a DNS command) and press Enter on your keyboard.

Then, the following message will appear: “Windows IP configuration successfully flushed the DNS Resolver Cache".

4. Type Exit and press Enter on your keyboard.


 Last updated Mon, Mar 9 2015 12:00am

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