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Windows 7: Can't access microsoft websites or Windows Updates

11 Sep 2011   #11

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1

Changing the DNS with the opendns addressees worked. Thanks a lot!

Can you explain to me what was the problem? Why didn't my original DNS work?

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11 Sep 2011   #12
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64

Nice work Bill.
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11 Sep 2011   #13

Windows 7 x64 pro/ Windows 7 x86 Pro/ XP SP3 x86

Well I wont know the specifics but perhaps your ISP's dns servers are slow or overloaded. OTOH, logically speaking if that were the case all web access would be slower. Certain ISPs also block certain websites though theres no reason why MS sites should be blocked. Only the ISP will be able to give an accurate answer.
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11 Sep 2011   #14

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1

I understand now. Thank you very much!
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