Well, I know this isn't related at all to some people. But when I was about to ask how to fix my computer here, because it can't access any microsoft sites even hotmail, I found a fix ! So I found this solution online. Hope this helps someone with the common problem. Only tried on an XP though. First method: 1)Start --> Run --> type cmd then Enter. Then enter this command on the Command Prompt: ipconfig /flushdns and press "Enter". Try opening Microsoft website now. Second method: If it still persists: Go to Start --> Run --> type services.msc and right-click on "DNS Client" and select "Stop". Click on the below link and download the file. Code: http://download.microsoft.com/download/9/8/E/98E41ACF-6AE6-40A4-AAB0-73C21998B7B6/MicrosoftFixit50267.msi Happy fixing ! Worked on mine.