Windows 7 Ignores Hosts File
Excluding all the ID10Ts, such as file extension, there are still a long list of suggestions proposed for the Windows 7 Hosts problem:
- Unicode polluted Hosts
- Delete and create again
- In registry Hosts should have higher priority than DNS
- De/re-activate IPv4 for your NIC
- Single space magic
…and so on. None worked for me. After hours of searching and tweaking, someone hinted me by:
"attrib +R is my saviour."
hmm… permission it is. I then added read-only and set it to be unaccessible by everyone. It magically worked. Thank you Microsoft.