"Windows could not automatically detect this networks proxy settings"

Jan 25, 2017
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Let me first start by saying....I have internet connection.

When I right click the network icon in the lower right hand of the screen and choose "troubleshoot problems" I get "Windows could not automatically detect this networks proxy settings".

My wife's Win10 Laptop does it, My daughters Win10 Laptop also does it. They also both have internet connection.

I have a dual boot system, my Windows 7 does not do this....and has internet connection.

When I go to Control Panel\Internet Options\Connections\Lan Settings and UNCHECK automatically detect settings under Automatic Configuration the error goes away, is this just a Win10 issue?

Is it safe to have this unchecked?

What is also strange is, when i go to Control Panel\Network and Sharing\Change Adapter Settings and then right click Ethernet Connection and click "diagnose" it says Troubleshooting couldn't Identify the problem.


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