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Windows 7, 8, 8.1, and 10 Winsock Fix

by on Dec.15, 2016, under Techie

Because of the recent issues with a Microsoft update to at least Windows 10 (and maybe 8.0/8.1) I am posting the “winsock” fix below…it’s mostly so I can find it online if people ask:

  • Start, Programs\Accessories and right click on Command Prompt, select “Run as Administrator” to open a command prompt.
    OR Windows 8 or 10: Right-click Start and select
    Command Prompt (Admin)
  • Reset WINSOCK entries to installation defaults: netsh winsock reset catalog
  • Reset IPv4 TCP/IP stack to installation defaults: netsh int ipv4 reset reset.log
  • Reset IPv6 TCP/IP stack to installation defaults: netsh int ipv6 reset reset.log
  • Reboot the machine.

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