Host File - can not save my changes


I am using Windows 7 and would like to make a change to the hosts file.  C:\Windows\sysmtem32\driaves\etc\hosts.
I am the only user, so I believe I am an administrator. however, it tells me that I do not have permission to alter and save this file.

I can not even change the permissions of the folder.    

what is a guy to do..?
Who is Participating?
I wear a lot of hats...

"The solutions and answers provided on Experts Exchange have been extremely helpful to me over the last few years. I wear a lot of hats - Developer, Database Administrator, Help Desk, etc., so I know a lot of things but not a lot about one thing. Experts Exchange gives me answers from people who do know a lot about one thing, in a easy to use platform." -Todd S.

JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
Open Notepad with Run as Administrator (right click on Notepad.exe and select Run as Administrator).

Inside Notepad, File Open and navigate to HOSTS. Make your changes and Save them.

Should work. Notepad needs to run this way to change HOSTS.

Experts Exchange Solution brought to you by

Your issues matter to us.

Facing a tech roadblock? Get the help and guidance you need from experienced professionals who care. Ask your question anytime, anywhere, with no hassle.

Start your 7-day free trial
Dave BaldwinFixer of ProblemsCommented:
Also, some antivirus and security applications block access to the 'hosts' file and maybe even that directory.  I've had to turn off the antivirus once or twice to edit the 'hosts' file.
You can also save the file to a different folder (Desktop, for example) then manually copy it to the appropriate location.
intelogentAuthor Commented:
thanks guys
It's more than this solution.Get answers and train to solve all your tech problems - anytime, anywhere.Try it for free Edge Out The Competitionfor your dream job with proven skills and certifications.Get started today Stand Outas the employee with proven skills.Start learning today for free Move Your Career Forwardwith certification training in the latest technologies.Start your trial today
Windows 7

From novice to tech pro — start learning today.

Question has a verified solution.

Are you are experiencing a similar issue? Get a personalized answer when you ask a related question.

Have a better answer? Share it in a comment.