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Can MVPS HOSTS FILEs be downloaded and ran on Vista Media Premium 64-bit?
Is it a different download location?
Please simplify any instructions as not too computer literate.
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Thank you.
Does anyone else other than MVPS make a host file program that's easier to use and works on Vista 64-bit. If not, I'll use MVPS - but seems unusually difficult for someone like me.
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Is the problem with Vista only when you update?

I really have a difficult time understanding this - do I just download as usual for anything and then when update use special Vista instructions?
 

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Hi

There are specific instructions for Vista

http://www.mvps.org/winhelp2002/hostsvista.htm

You'll probably only need to update every couple of months. Don't forget you need to manually download the updated version, then follow the instructions above.
 

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Thank you. However, that area says update at the top - that's why I'm so confused on how to download and use and the fact that it's too technical for me to understand.
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Alternatively, you can use a hosts file manager such as hostman which should update the hosts file for you. I think it works for 64bit OS. I know the most recent Beta supports Vista and Windows7.

http://www.abelhadigital.com/

http://forum.abelhadigital.com/index.php?showtopic=553

The most recent stable (non-Beta) version also has Vista support

http://www.abelhadigital.com/2008/07/hostsman-3157-released.html

Another automated hosts file manager is HostsXpert

http://www.funkytoad.com/

Both are shown on the MVPS hosts file page

http://www.mvps.org/winhelp2002/hosts.htm
 

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I can only speak to the 32bit side of things.

I use hostman on Windows7, and it seems to do the job.

That said, even these hosts managers take some reading to figure out. hostsman has a dedicated support forum

http://forum.abelhadigital.com/index.php?showforum=2
 
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