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How to release and renew your IP Address in Windows 8

Description: This article will show you how to release and renew your IP address in Windows 8.

  1. Hold down the Windows key and the letter X and open Command Prompt (Admin).
    Windows 8 Quick Access Menu, Command Prompt (Admin)
  2. Type ipconfig /release.
    Windows 8 Command Prompt Admin Window
  3. When you receive the following information you will know you typed the command in correctly.
    Windows 8 Command Prompt Admin Window
  4. Now type in ipconfig /renew.
    Windows 8 Command Prompt Admin Window
  5. Once you receive the following information, your computer's ip address will have been renewed.
    Windows 8 Command Prompt Admin Window

Congratulations on successfully releasing and renewing your ip address.