I’m just saving this for myself for future reference, and sharing the info with you in case you would run into the same issue.
Brian Smith here has the solution for us, let me clean my throat and gesture him to take the podium:
Click on the windows button, then type in “notepad” in the search box, you will see the notepad icon near the top of the window. Right click it, “run as administrator” then open the file “%windir%\System32\drivers\etc\hosts” then go ahead and edit it.
Thank you for your valuable input, Brian.
Conclusion: Windows’ security is still stupid easy to bypass.