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Windows 7: Admin Rights

16 Oct 2010   #1

Pro 64 Bit
 
 
Admin Rights

Hello

Just installed Win 7 and using it for the first time, my user account has been crested as an admin but i am trying to edit the hosts file in system32/drivers and it will not allow me to save the edited version stating that it need administrator permission.

like i said i am very new to win 7 and have looked at my account etc but cannot see why it will not allow me to make these changes when my account is an admin account.

Any help appreciated

Thanks

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16 Oct 2010   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Quicky, until a smart member answers. Right click and you should see a run as administrator option. Might work, very new to this myself. You will get great answers here.
glennc
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16 Oct 2010   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 - Mac OS X 10.6.4 x64
 
 

  • Copy the hosts file to the desktop
  • Modify it
  • Re-copy the modified one from the desktop back to the folder with the hosts file
  • Confirm the replacement and accept the UAC prompt
Hope it helps,
Chris
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16 Oct 2010   #4

Pro 64 Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Zidane24 View Post
  • Copy the hosts file to the desktop
  • Modify it
  • Re-copy the modified one from the desktop back to the folder with the hosts file
  • Confirm the replacement and accept the UAC prompt
Hope it helps,
Chris

yep

that did the trick

many thanks
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16 Oct 2010   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 x2 + x86 + Windows 8.1 x64 x2
 
 

Another way is to run notepad, by right clicking and run as administrator, then open the file - edit and seve will work correctly on system files such as the hosts file
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16 Oct 2010   #6

win 7 ultimate32bit, Win8.1pro wmc 32bit
 
 

from the tutorial section Run as Administrator
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