How do I make windows look in a local hosts file before it queries DNS without third party add-on software?
Example hosts file (I had to go to dos prompt to get rid of the extension)
DNS resolution is set to the ISP's server.
when I type www.foo.com
in my browser I see the local server OK. When I type www.microsoft.com
I see M$'s server but I want to see EE's server which is the IP address in hosts file.
I can work around it by adding my own DNS server or using addons but that's not the Q. A reg tweak would be cool.