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    netsh winsock reset OK?

    It was suggested to me that I do the command prompt "netsh winsock reset" in order to restore connectivity with the iTunes Store, which disappeared for me quite a while ago. I don't have any kind of exotic connections or anything. Is it totally safe for me to do that?

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    See if this helps Especially check out the MVP section.
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    Ted,

    I followed some links and found this: "Note that resetting the Winsock using netsh winsock reset catalog command in SP2 removes all the third-party LSPs and restores Winsock to factory default setting. Existing programs that uses their own LSPs, need to be reinstalled again. Example.. Google Desktop Search."

    Is there a way to find out whether any programs on my computer are using their own LSPs? I'm not aware of any, but that doesn't mean anything.

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    I am unaware of this, but just as net framework, if an app requires this it should install it if it is not present on your PC if it is required to run. This is why you generally see several versions of net framework, because different apps require different versions and will install the version they need. MS will then update the installed versions to install security updates.

    One thing I always do when making a change I'm not sure about, create an Image of your HD, then make the change!!!!
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