How do I clear local DNS cache on a Windows computer?

Clearing the local DNS cache in Windows is a very simple process and is quick to complete. Please follow the steps outlined below to clear the cache:

Windows XP:

  • Login to your Windows account 
  • Click "Start"
  • Click "Run"
  • Type "cmd" in the "Run" box and then press "Enter"
  • A new "MS-DOS" window will appear, in this, type:
ipconfig /flushdns
  • Press "Enter"
  • Close the "MS-DOS" window

Windows Vista/7:

  • Login to your Windows account 
  • Click the start menu
  • In the search box at the bottom type "cmd" and then press "Enter"
  • In the Command Prompt windows that opens type:
ipconfig /flushdns
  • Press "Enter"
  • Close the Command Prompt window

Windows 8/8.1:

  • Login to your Windows account 
  • While on the "Start" screen type "cmd"
  • Press "Enter"
  • In the Command Prompt windows that opens type:
ipconfig /flushdns
  • Press "Enter"
  • Close the Command Prompt window

Windows 10:

  • Login to your Windows account 
  • Type "cmd" in the search box at the bottom left of the desktop
  • Press "Enter"
  • In the Command Prompt windows that opens type:
ipconfig /flushdns
  • Press "Enter"
  • Close the Command Prompt window

Once the above has been completed the local DNS cache will have been removed from your Windows computer.

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