I updated some entries in the hosts file at
C:\WINDOWS\System32\drivers\etc. As a test, I decided to make Google point to
# Additionally, comments (such as these) may be inserted on individual # lines or following the machine name denoted by a '#' symbol. # # For example: # # 18.104.22.168 rhino.acme.com # source server # 22.214.171.124 x.acme.com # x client host 127.0.0.1 localhost ::1 localhost 127.0.0.1 google.com
This works fine on Windows Vista, but not on Widows 7. When I type
google.com into my browser, it goes directly to Google's website.
I am not using a proxy server, and I think there might be some temporary DNS settings that need to be flushed, but I'm not sure.
Does anyone know how to fix this?