Windows 10 DNS Issues Continue, Despite Microsoft's Fix

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MS has always sent out buggie software. Then they fix it afterwards. I've learned not to blindly update my Win OS. I wait for the fix first. Way back in the day...2000 I called it plug and pray. That still applies. exp.builderchick
 
Feb 5, 2019
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FWIW - had this Windows 10/home (version 1809; build 17763.292) Update problem with three Dell Computers (xps 8930/8900/5770laptop) the other day (01/30/2019) - all PCs on Comcast internet - problems are now all Solved by MS Technicians (via MS Chat/Remote Access) who seem to have performed several procedures, including updating to the Google DNS server (8.8.8.8 and 8.8.4.4) and flushing the DNS cache (possibly via "ipconfig /flushdns", and afterwards, "ipconfig /registerdns") - hope this helps in some way - in any case - Enjoy! :)

Dr. Dennis Bogdan
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chicofehr

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So windows 10 is still in beta? I don't remember windows 7 or 8 ever having this many technical problems. Microsoft should slow down on the feature updates and fix the bugs first. All they are doing is constantly breaking windows with all these unnecessary updates. Stability and reliability is way more important. I think Microsoft has made a update quota and rushing unfinished updates to keep up with it.
 

Math Geek

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the insider builds are pretty much worthless as they skip that step rather often now and just blindly throw things into the wild.

someone needs to remind them about what the insider program is supposed to be for and how obvious it is that they need to use it more effectively.
 

Ruedii

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I guess M$ is too stupid to add a fallback dedicated DNS for their update service.

Go figure, considering the other aspects of the quality of their software and customer service.
 

Ruedii

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I'm not surprised that Microsoft can't figure out how to put in a dedicated fallback DNS for when the user's preferred DNS fails.

Considering the state of their software and customer service, this shouldn't surprise anyone.
 

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A lot here are blaming MS, but as the article states: "Microsoft said that the Windows Update service was impacted by a data corruption issue with an external DNS provider. "

So it's not Microsoft's problem, but they were affected. My guess is that the external DNS provider was either attacked or experienced a DNS-poisoning attack. You can imagine what kind of damage could occur if someone could poison DNS for Windows Update, or even push out a modified update to all Windows Updates users. It may not be a state actor here, but it's possible.
 
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Tried all kinds of alternate DNS servers including 1.1.1.1 9.9.9.9 8.8.8.8 and now a couple of local DNS servers in the Vancouver BC area. Problems continue regardless of which DNS servers I use. Sitting on the F5 key for 30s or more usually gets me to the desired page, but it is a huge pain in the ass. Often an image or video embedded in a page will pop up with that "Site can't be located" message. Hitting Try Again on that sometimes works. It seems completely random. Sometimes, the problem seems solved, then a few minutes later, getting to the same site that worked fine a few minutes earlier gets hit with that Try Again screen.
 

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