How-To Windows PC

How To Set Up An Automatic Proxy In Windows 7 And 8.1?


This guide is dedicated to users of Windows 7 and Windows 8.1. We earlier shared a guide on How To Set Up An Automatic Proxy In Windows 10? in case you’d like to give it a shot. Navigation to the control panel is the only different task here but once that has been realized, the procedure should just be the same.

For Windows 8.1:

1.) Open ‘Control Panel’.

You can do this by right-clicking the start button (bottom left) and choosing ‘Control Panel’ from the context menu.

windows 8.1 control panel

For Windows 7:
1.) Open ‘Control Panel’.
You can do this by clicking on the start button and choosing ‘Control Panel’ on the right.

windows 7 control panel

2.) Choose ‘Network and Internet’ option.

network win 7

3.) Click ‘Internet Options’ this will open up in a new window.

internet options win 7

4.) Click on the ‘Connections’ tab and choose ‘LAN Settings’ at the bottom of the window.

LAN settings

5.) Check the box ‘Use automatic configuration script.

auto config script

**6.) Paste the following URL into the ‘Address’ box under the option you just check marked.

URL to PAC file

Paste this URL into the ‘Address’ box

paste win 7

7.) Press ‘OK’ and then ‘Apply’ to finish the setup.

Press OK


If you use Firefox, you may need to do some additional setup.

Follow the guide below on this:

Firefox – Additional settings

Depending on versions and previous setup, Firefox may need to be set to use the system Proxy settings:

1.) Open Firefox and click on the settings (☰) button at the top right, then choose ‘Options’

firefox options

2.) Click ‘Advanced’ option on the left, then choose the ‘Network’ tab.

firefox network

3.) Click ‘Settings’

This opens a new window called ‘Connection Settings’.

firefox settings

4.) Click on ‘Use system proxy settings’ and then click ‘OK’ to finish the setup.

use system settings


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