1.    19 Jan 2017 #1
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    win 10 administrative rights problem


    Hey, new to forum... I have a new laptop running win 10 home premium (new to win 10) and in settings I see my account with my name , local account and the word administrator under that. but when I try to edit a host file or change a reg key it denies me. and I do not see a "run as administrator right click context menu. any thoughts
    thanks
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  2.    21 Jan 2017 #2
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    Trnava
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    You can not edit HOSTS in its original location, unless you take ownership or run notepad as admin.

    Easily Edit the Hosts File in Windows 10 - Petri

    Quote Originally Posted by DDC View Post
    when I try to edit a host file or change a reg key it denies me.
    Which key in particular? Some keys are system protected and you need to take ownership as well.

    how to take ownership permission of a registry key in windows 10 - Howtosolveit - YouTube
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  3.    23 Jan 2017 #3
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    thanks for the response, I was out of town for a few days. its actually a host file
    C:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc
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