DNS (Domain Name System) is like a phone book for your computer. It maintains all IP addresses from the websites you usually visit. Within’ the DNS cache, you can access the website easier and faster, because the DNS already saved the IP address. But, the problem is sometimes people find the not updated information from the websites even though they already refresh the page. Or, one day your screen shows “web site not found errors”. Here, you should know how to solve it from this article, so we will focus on how to flush DNS Windows 10.
The reason why we are discussing how to flush DNS Windows 10 is that most people upgrade their PC into this operating system. By using the Windows 10 is a one-time upgrade, your device, whether the laptop, tablet, game console, or smartphone, it will be supported with no cost anymore. So, we think that you might need this information to make your work more convenient. See what you should follow below:
1. Find the Start Button
To access the setting, you should find the start button. It is placed on the bottom left corner of your screen. Or, if you see a Windows icon, then that is the button you should click. Right-click on that icon then you will see a pop-up menu. Type “cmd” inside the box, or click the “command prompt” menu there.
2. Run as Administrator
After you right-click the “command prompt”, choose “run as administrator”. There will be a pop-up menu and you will see an empty box. Then, type “ipconfig /flushdns”, make sure that you already type the right command also you make a space before the slash. After that, click “ok” or just press the enter.
3. Wait for the Next Message
Right after you click “ok” or press the enter, you will receive a command box. The message will tell you that you are successfully flushed the DNS cache. This message won’t appear directly, sometimes you need to wait couples seconds. Once you get this message, then your steps are enough.
4. Exit the Command Window
To end the whole process, you can type “exit” now and then press enter. This is to close the command window, so you will get the desktop view like before. After closing the window, it might need time to clear perfectly. All the temporary DNS data will be cleared here.
5. Do the Test
To ensure that the process is a success, you should do a test. Access the “command prompt” like the previous number. Type the command “ipconfig /displaydns”, don’t forget to give space before the slash. Then, you will see several new entries added to the cache. Also, the antivirus may automatically update the servers.
The other ways how to flush DNS Windows 10 is by accessing the “powershell”. Click the Windows icon as we have directed above, then type “powershell”. After that, you should select “Windows PowerShell”, then type “Clear-DnsClientCache” to finish the process. Press enter or click “ok” to complete the flushing. This way also works for Windows 8, 7, and older than them.