Windows 10 also stores something called “DNS cache.” DNS stands for Domain Name System and is responsible for storing website information separately from the browser cache. Sometimes, errors in the cache may result in slow loading times or even issues connecting to the internet at all. As such, you might want to flush your cache every so often, especially if you’ve run into DNS errors when trying to load certain websites. When in doubt, it’s not a bad idea to clear your DNS cache in Windows 10.
Keep in mind that flushing your DNS requires using your Windows command prompt to input the required commands. If you’re new to Windows, it might seem a bit tricky, so make sure you follow our steps to a T and take your time.
- In the Windows search bar, type in “CMD” or “Command Prompt.”
- Right click the search result and choose “Run as Administrator.”
- In the black window that pops up, type in exactly as follows: ipconfig/flushdns
- Press Enter to complete the process.