How to Repair IP Address On Windows XP, Windows 7 & 8

Windows prompts users to repair the IP address when Windows detects IP addressing issues on their computers. Situations like limited or no connectivity, duplicate IP addresses, connection issues etc trigger the need of repairing current IP address on your Windows computer. In this tutorial, let us check how to repair IP address on Windows 8, Windows 7 and Windows XP computers. This article covers different methods to repair IP address by pressing the repair button on network connection status, IP repair from command prompt etc.


Method 1: Repair IP Address from Adapter Status

One easy method to repair IP address on Windows 8, Windows 7 and Windows XP computer is from adapter status window. When your computer faces an IP addressing issue, on system tray you will be notified by Windows to repair IP address from the adapter status window.

  1. Repair IP address On Windows XP

    1. Double click on the network icon on the system tray
      Open network status Window in XP
      Now network connection status window will open.

    2. Click on Support tab
      Repair IP Address on a windows XP computer

    3. Click on Repair button

  2. Repair IP Address On Windows 8 & Windows 7

    1. Go to Network and Sharing Center

      Click Network icon on system tray and click the link Open Network and Sharing Center
      Steps to repair IP address on Windows 8 Computer

    2. Click on Connection type link
      Repair IP address on Windows 7 PC

    3. Click diagnose button to repair IP address on Windows 8 and Windows 7 computers.
      Diagnose IP address on Windows 8 computer



2. Command Prompt Method to Repair IP Address

Second method to repair IP address assigned to a computer is from command prompt. This method to repair IP address is same for Windows XP, Windows 7 and Windows 8 computers.

  1. Release and Renew IP Address

    • Type iconfig/release on Command Prompt and press enter to release IP address

    • Type ipconfig/renew on command prompt and press enter to renew IP address

    After release and renew IP address, your computer will get new IP address from DHCP server. Most of the IP addressing related issues will be resolved after performing this step.

  2. Reset and Repair IP address

    • On Command Prompt type netsh int ip reset resetlog.txt and press enter
      Repair IP address from command prompt

    • Restart your computer

    After completing restart your computer will get fresh IP address and all the previous IP addressing details are deleted.

Further Reading
  1. There is an IP address conflict with another system on the network

  2. How to Find IP Address On Windows 95 & Windows 98

  3. How to Track & Find Geographical Location Of an IP Address

  4. Network Did not Assign a Valid IP Address in a Given Time

  5. Getting 169.254.X.X (APIPA)Windows Automatic Private IP Address

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