Using another DNS should not be a problem.
You can try 188.8.131.52 & 184.108.40.206
Win 7 public support is here. http://social.technet.microsoft.com/...stdesc&lc=1033
Jack (MS, MVP-Networking).
"Tom461" <Tom461@newsgroup> wrote in message
>I could not find a Windows 7 discussion group, which seems to mean that Win
> users go to Vista groups. My ISP, Earthlink delivered by Comcast cable,
> the only way I can get out of their very much unwanted Earthlink Search
> Assistant is to change the DNS numbers to, apparently. two preset numbers
> selected by a radio button in my Windows programs. My question is whether
> choosing this option has additional consequences and if those are likely
> be good or bad for me re security, speed, etc. The Earthlink Toolbar is
> installed; Earthlink just jams Search Assistant on you anyway because you
> their email service, taking any terms you search on in Google that did not
> work, and displaying it on the Earthlink help site. Not welcome; probably
> barely legal--I don't know about that