Windows – How to change hosts file in Vista


How to change hosts file in Vista?

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    notepad %windir%\system32\drivers\etc\hosts

    into the search box in the start menu and press Ctrl+Shift+Enter.

    Admin privileges, the right file from the start and it even gets created if it doesn't exist (after a prompt by Notepad).

    The keystroke saved for not needing Win+R gets lost for Ctrl+Shift+Enter, though. So yes, it's way more cumbersome to do in Vista than in XP.

    I think I may have wasted ... let me check ... 0 seconds on that this year. Nice :-)