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Tuesday, November 15, 2011

How to Reset the HOSTS File on Your Windows Computer Automatically Using ‘Microsoft Fix it’

Description: This article describes the processes of restoring your Windows HOSTS file using the ‘Microsoft Fix it tool’.
  1. Go to the Microsoft Support Knowledge Base (KB) article entitled "How can I reset the Hosts file back to the default?" by clicking the following link in Internet Explorer: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/972034
  2. Scroll to the ‘Fix it for me’ section, and click on the ‘Microsoft Fix it’ logo.

    Microsoft Fix it

  3. Click "Run" when asked to run or save ‘MicrosoftFixit50267.msi’


  4. Click the Checkbox next to ‘I Agree’ in the Installation Wizard that appears to accept the Microsoft Software Licensing Agreement and click ‘Next’ to begin the installation of the ‘Microsoft Fix it’ solution.
    • Click ‘Continue’ on the User Account Control (UAC) dialog window if one appears.

    I Agree

  5. Restart Your Computer to complete the process.
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