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Windows 8 to come with IPv6 support, Windows Update already supporting it

In a new Building Windows 8 blog post, Microsoft detailed its IPv6 support for the upcoming Windows 8 operating system. Since Windows 8 is designed to ensure connectivity across all types of network configurations, adding IPv6 support only makes sense.

“Windows 8 is connected and ready to use, and our support of IPv6 is a key part of ensuring that connectivity for years to come. Because IPv4 wasn’t designed to handle the scale of connectivity today, the Internet is undergoing a radical change in its foundation. Every connection to every website, every multiplayer game, and every video call will gradually move to IPv6,” Microsoft explained in the blog post. On top of having IPv6 support in Windows 8, Microsoft is also working on adding IPv6 support for other company services such as Windows Update. Windows Update now supports both IPv4 and IPv6 and eventually Windows 7 and Windows Vista will automatically use IPv6 when connecting to Windows Update. Head to the source link for a more in-depth look at IPv6 support in Windows 8.

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