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Cannot set DNS server through windows

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    Cannot set DNS server through windows

    So I Woke up this morning to a broken internet connection. Upload was fine on Utorrents, but webpages could not be reached.

    Tried to checked the IpV4 settings and got the error message "In order to configure TCP/IP, you must install and enable a network adapter card" Fixed that after a bit of Googling, but for some reason I cannot set my DNS in Windows afterwards. It reverts back to automatic right after I exit.

    I ended up configuring it in the router, but was wondering what may be the underlying cause of this.

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    Win 8.1.1 Pro x64

    Run CMD as admin and input the whole entry, then enter:

    reg add "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows Server\Networking\ServerDiscovery" /v SkipAutoDNSServerDetection /t REG_SZ /d true
    Reference link: TinkerTry IT @ home
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    Cool thanks a lot for the info

    I did the reg add and it was confirmed successful, but the DNS still does not stick in the properties section, though my internet does seem to be a bit snappier afterwards.

    I'm fine with having to configure it through the router, but was wondering if this could be cause by a virus ........ Scans have turned up nothing

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Cannot set DNS server through windows
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