Why can’t I edit the hosts file, even as Administrator?

Bud I March 18, 2014
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[Ed: this is a follow-on from How can I enable the built-in Administrator account in Windows 7?]

I have enabled the hidden Administrator user. However, if I log on as Administrator, use Notepad to revise
/Windows/System32/Drivers/Etc/Hosts and try to save it, I still get an error message saying I don’t have the authority to save that file. What is the next step?

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