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Editing the hosts file

I'm looking to edit the Windows TCP/IP hosts file (at c:\windows\system32\drivers\etc\hosts). I'm wondering, what is the best way to do this (on Windows XP)?

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Guest [Entry]

"One easy way to edit the hosts file is using the freeware Windows program HostsMan.

HostsMan is a freeware application that lets you manage your Hosts file with ease

In Vista / Windows 7 it needs to run with administrative privileges, but it doesn't require going into safe mode."
Guest [Entry]

"You should be able to edit the hosts file with Notepad, but it is a protected file by default in Windows Vista. You probably couldn't save the file because of permissions issues, not because it was in use.

To edit the file with Notepad, open it under the Administrator account, by right-clicking Notepad in your Start menu and choosing the Run as Administrator command."