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    Windows 8 problem.


    Im using Windows 8 Consumer Preview and Im having a little (well big) problem. The apps (Metro) have internet and work perfectly. When I go to desktop, nothing on the desktop can access Internet. For example, IE 10 Metro works fine, IE 10 Desktop version doesn't have internet. NOTHING on desktop has internet. and as you know, Metro IE has problems on some websites with flash so I cant go on many websites.... HELP!!

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    Posts : 3
    Windows 7


    Have you heard about "Release Preview" ? You may give it a try :-)
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    I have that right now...
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    Pargas, Finland
    Posts : 48
    Windows 8 Pro 64-Bit with Media Center


    Yeah, hi! Could you add system specs to your profile, please?
    Also, how are you booting W8? From a DVD? USB?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cryptum View Post
    Im using Windows 8 Consumer Preview and Im having a little (well big) problem. The apps (Metro) have internet and work perfectly. When I go to desktop, nothing on the desktop can access Internet. For example, IE 10 Metro works fine, IE 10 Desktop version doesn't have internet. NOTHING on desktop has internet. and as you know, Metro IE has problems on some websites with flash so I cant go on many websites.... HELP!!
    Usually just resetting winsock will fix this problem. At an elevated command prompt use the following commands one at a time, hit enter after each one.

    netsh winsock reset catalog (reset winsock entries)

    netsh int ip reset reset.log hit (reset TCP/IP stack)
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    Earth
    Posts : 106
    Windows 7 Home Premuim x64 & Windows 8 Enterprise RTM x64


    Quote Originally Posted by Cryptum View Post
    I have that right now...
    In your first post you stated you had the Consumer Preview.
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    My mistake, I will try chev's solution.
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    Chev, GOD BLESS YOU! IT WORKED!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cryptum View Post
    Chev, GOD BLESS YOU! IT WORKED!
    Yes, apparently winsock gets hosed sometimes and the typical symptoms are that you appear to be online but the browser won't go anywhere.

    I had you reset the TCP/IP stack as well just in case that was it.
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    Thank, you. Now could you help me with my other problem?
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