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Windows 7: Is it possible to make changes to hosts file require restart?

07 Jul 2015   #1

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Is it possible to make changes to hosts file require restart?

Is it possible to make changes to hosts file require restart before they apply?

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07 Jul 2015   #2

Windows 10 Pro X64

Certainly a possibility. Does it work after restart? If yes then that answers your question.
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08 Jul 2015   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

No. Changes to hosts file applies immediately. No restart or even logoff is needed, as soon as you press save on notepad any running program will instantly start resolving DNS request using the modified hosts. This is easy to verify with a ping, change hosts, ping again.
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08 Jul 2015   #4

windows 7

Yes, I know that it applies instantly. My question was if I can make it no be so. I wanted that those changes wouldn't apply before restart.
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08 Jul 2015   #5

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit

There is no provision in Windows to do this. Why do you need this?
Often when you come across such a perceived need it is time to rethink you problem. There is probably a better way.
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 Is it possible to make changes to hosts file require restart?

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