Winsock 2. How do I get it?

By Rydium41
Feb 17, 2011
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  1. greetings all.

    okay, so there is this software that requires any machine running windows XP, to have Winsock 2 in order for the software to work. Now, it is working but, some of it's main functions (internet related) are not working. So I think that I may not have this Winsock 2. I tried googling it but for some reason, is isn't available anywhere.

    Could someone here tell me from where I could get it from and if it is not a direct installer file, how I could then install it?

    Thanks for the help.
  2. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 9,160   +599

    comes preinstalled on XP and latter systems.

    get your install CD, logon as Admin and get a command prompt.
    enter SFC /SCANNOW to verify your software.
  3. LookinAround

    LookinAround Ex Tech Spotter Posts: 6,491   +183

  4. ruready2

    ruready2 TS Enthusiast Posts: 202

    If the above methods do not work you can try resetting the winsock. To do this click start > run > type cmd > ok. Command prompt will open. On the command line type netsh winsock reset and then press ENTER.

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