windows 8.1 full admin control

Discussion in 'Windows 8' started by carpboy, Dec 18, 2013.

  1. carpboy

    carpboy MDL Junior Member

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    hi got windows 8.1 installed but having trouble with admin rights trying to edit host file but wont let me save it ? I have turned uac to never notify . my user is set to administrator
     
  2. Shenj

    Shenj MDL Expert

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  3. fkar

    fkar MDL Recognized Advisor

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    Simple way is, save your edited hosts file to Desktop or some other location.

    Then copy it to etc directory! Done :)
     
  4. carpboy

    carpboy MDL Junior Member

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    thanks but I thought if u turn uac off I should be able to edit it ok or is it different in 8.1 ? win 7 u get full control
     
  5. Shenj

    Shenj MDL Expert

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    Just live with UAC, in Windows 8> UAC can not be disabled over the GUI but only registry, also if you disable UAC anything Metro breaks.
     
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  6. Tito

    Tito Super Mod / Adviser
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    Or run the editor (example: Notepad) as admin.
     
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  7. Flipp3r

    Flipp3r MDL Expert

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    HOSTS may be marked as Read only. From Admin cmd prompt, change to dir, attrib -r HOSTS, notepad HOSTS
    If you type attrib HOSTS it will show you whats tagged, Readonly, System, Hidden, etc...

    Attrib +r HOSTS to resore Readonly...
     
  8. HALIKUS

    HALIKUS MDL Addicted

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    #8 HALIKUS, Dec 19, 2013
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    If you want to edit the hosts file more than once, this is what i use. It adds a right click option to edit.

    Code:
    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
    ;add edit hosts file to right click
    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\Background\shell\Edit HOSTS file]
    @="Edit HOSTS file"
    "HasLUAShield"=""
    
    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\Background\shell\Edit HOSTS file\command]
    @=hex(2):6e,00,6f,00,74,00,65,00,70,00,61,00,64,00,2e,00,65,00,78,00,65,00,20,\
      00,25,00,77,00,69,00,6e,00,64,00,69,00,72,00,25,00,5c,00,73,00,79,00,73,00,\
      74,00,65,00,6d,00,33,00,32,00,5c,00,64,00,72,00,69,00,76,00,65,00,72,00,73,\
      00,5c,00,65,00,74,00,63,00,5c,00,68,00,6f,00,73,00,74,00,73,00,00,00