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#1 MLn*Po


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Posted 19 April 2011 - 12:12 AM

IM sorry but i feel like i have no time to search for related topic to the problem i am having. I feel like my computers about to crash :wacko: :wacko: ... I am at the last stage of removing the MS removal tool and i came to a problem.
I am not given directions on HOW to delete the C:/windows/system32/drivers/etc/hosts

i am not computer literate but if i am given step by step directions i will complete the task. SO can some one help me with this last step.

Edited by hamluis, 19 April 2011 - 06:24 AM.
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Posted 19 April 2011 - 04:16 AM

I've read several instructional pages on how to remove MS Removal Tool & nowhere does it say you must delete the hosts file.

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Posted 19 April 2011 - 04:35 AM

Just navigate to the folder in My Computer and delete it? (Go to C:\Windows\System32\Drivers\etc\ and delete the file named hosts).

@pip22 It's there at step 23.

23. We now need to delete the C:\Windows\System32\Drivers\etc\HOSTS file. Once it is deleted, download the following HOSTS file that corresponds to your version of Windows and save it in the C:\Windows\System32\Drivers\etc folder. If the contents of the HOSTS file opens in your browser when you click on a link below then right-click on the appropriate link and select Save Target As..., if in Internet Explorer, or Save Link As.., if in Firefox, to download the file.

Windows XP HOSTS File Download Link
Windows Vista HOSTS File Download Link
Windows 2003 Server HOSTS File Download Link
Windows 2008 Server HOSTS File Download Link
Windows 7 HOSTS File Download Link

Your Windows HOSTS file should now be back to the default one from when Windows was first installed.

Edited by master131, 19 April 2011 - 04:40 AM.

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