You can. Run an Ubuntu on a VM like Hyper-V or VMware and install Pi Hole using curl -sSL https://install.pi-hole.net | bash. After installation, bridge your network from Windows to Ubuntu. Or just use the Docker container.
Oh it does! The network svchost services hogs down resources once it begins reading the hosts. But for single device on a network, it is simple than running a VM. If it is for a network wide blocking a dedicated blackhole makes sense.
Instead of VM, you could edit your default hosts file at C:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc\hosts and blacklist domain names that you want to block. Public blacklists like this and this should help. But be cautious and make sure everything points to your local IP.
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