Updating the HOSTS file in Windows Vista

Unfortunately with UAC (User Account Control) enabled the “mvps.bat” is not permitted to update the HOSTS file. This is due to the restrictions imposed by UAC in that no “batch” files are allowed to access/change a System file. For now the only work-around is to turn off UAC (requires reboot) then run the “mvps.bat”, then enable UAC again.


Alternately you can do it manually (without turning off UAC) … that is after extracting the “hosts.zip” to a “temp” folder rename the existing HOSTS file (hosts.mvp) then copy the included HOSTS file to the “Windows\System32\drivers\etc” folder. Hopefully I’ll be able to come up with a better solution soon …



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