I have various websites that all the links are the absolute URL ie http://www.webhostingtalk.com/index.php

I need to have these on a laptop (iis5 with Mysql and php) for presentation purposes.

It would be a pain to rewrite all the urls so as they resolve locally so I am trying to us the HOSTS file to point the domain name to localhost.

Something like

192.168.0.10 www.webhostingtalk.com

or

127.0.0.1 www.webhostingtalk.com

or

0.0.0.0 www.webhostingtalk.com

none of the above is working, mainly getting a login popup!

Any Ideas?