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IE 11 Shows Correctly Configured but Doesn't Work

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    Windows 7 Ult Reatil & Win 8 Pro OEM

    IE 11 Shows Correctly Configured but Doesn't Work

    Have just downloaded Win8.1. Although IE11 on desktop snaps open, and Google shows up OK, searches for simple things like Zone Alarm or Avast anti-virus say can't be connected despite trouble shooter saying the net is configured OK. In fact no searches seem to work through Google.

    Direct links to various web sites like Java work OK which confirms the net is set up right.

    Are there known issues with Google and Microsoft?

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    Try going to Compatibility View settings, uncheck "Use Microsoft compatibility lists" and see whether it helps.
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    Windows 7 Ult Reatil & Win 8 Pro OEM

    Update: Since creating this thread I have found the correct settings for DNS address to make IE11 work.

    Go to --> Control Panel --> Network and Sharing Center --> Changer adaptor settings --> Right click: Ethernet icon --> Properties --> Networking tab --> Double click: Internet Protocol Version 4(TCP/IPv4)

    Click image for larger version

    1. Leave "Obtain an IP address automatically" dotted.

    2. Dot: "Use the following DNS server address."

    3. Type in the address:

    • Preferred DNS server:
    • Alternative DNS server:

    3. Click: OK
    Last edited by Mustang; 04 Jan 2014 at 10:05.
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IE 11 Shows Correctly Configured but Doesn't Work
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