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    • #27395
      Jack Cornwall

      Hi guys,

      So i install everything (the program itself).

      Then when i try to create a new site either wordpress or blank site to manually install wordpress, i get this error:
      Error – Unable to write to and update “C\Windows\System32\drivers\etc\hosts”.
      The installation continues and tells me it is completed.

      I can then never click on the link at the end of the installation.
      When i try and load the page i get this error:

      Please help 🙁



    • #28381
      Marc Benzakein


      It sounds like you might be running a third party anti-virus software which likes to lock down the hosts file. Check out this document to see if any of it helps at all. Let us know if that did the trick!

    • #28678
      Jack Cornwall

      Hi Marc,

      Thanks for pointing me in the right direction!

      I would just like to say for anyone else that reads this, I don’t actually haven any third party anti virus software, However if you scroll to the bottom of that article, it references the exact issue I was getting. Basically to solve the problem, find this C:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc right click on the etc folder and un-tick read only and apply to sub-folders.

      Then everything works great!

      Would recommend!



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