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Reaching localhost through browser

Reaching localhost through browser

Reaching localhost through browser

Is it possible to connect with localhost with a browser on Windows 10? My searches on this site and with Google have only uncovered problems with no solutions. I can ping localhost or successfully but any attempt to address http://localhost or (any way I type it) fails in Chrome and Internet Explorer ("Refused to connect" and "This page can't be displayed"). Has something changed with this version of Windows or do I have another problem? (Windows 10 Home, Chrome v57.0.2987.133, Internet Explorer v11.953.14393.0)

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RE: Reaching localhost through browser

Is IIS or some other web server software running on the localhost?

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RE: Reaching localhost through browser

Which web server are you running on Windows 10 Home?

RE: Reaching localhost through browser

Unless there is something to answer the browser's request for http://localhost running on the machine such as a web server, the error you get is all you will get.

You would need to be running something like IIS or Apache for Windows for there to be something at http://localhost

What exactly are you attempting to do by accessing localhost?

Phil AKA Vacunita
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