How to setup a proxy for Windows 8.1

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Video guide for setting up a proxy in Windows 8.1

The new settings method in Windows 8.1 can be done in such an easy way. Let’s find out how.

  1. Press the Win + S simultaneously on your keyboard will open the search field of the operation system.
  2. Type “change proxy” in the search field. And the system will find the “Network / Change proxy settings” option for you. Don’t be shy, press on this button.

    Type «change proxy» in the search field. Press on button

  3. In the newly opened window put a tick for “Manual proxy setup” - “Use a proxy server”.
  4. Fill the fields with the purchased proxy server data. The IP address and port. We will take one from our proxy servers. And then press the “Save” button.

    Fill the fields with the purchased proxy server data. Press the «Save» button

The configuration is done correctly. The operating system will start using the proxy since this moment.

If it is necessary to disable the proxy in Windows 8.1 should also be performed by following the step-by-step guide. It can be caused by a number of reasons that noticeably slow down the operation of a particular browser or the OS as a whole. After eliminating them, reconnecting the proxy server will be very desirable.

How to configure proxies on Windows 10 instructions.

Disabling proxies in Windows 8.1

  1. Go to the "Network" window, select the "Proxy" category:

    Go to the «Network» window. Select the «Proxy» category

  2. Open the bar on the desktop (Win + C), find the “Settings” icon:

    Open the bar on the desktop and find the «Settings» icon

  3. Choose the “More PC settings” option in the next window:

    Choose the «More PC settings» option in the next window

  4. Next, go to the "Network" section, select the "Proxy" line and click on the switch to disable the proxy function.

Whatever decision the user makes regarding the availability of proxies in Windows 8.1, it is important to remember the fact that it is the proxy server that allows you to secure stay on the Internet and gain access to sites that were previously blocked for it.