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    Unable to turn firewall on, on Windows 8 PC

    I have a Windows 8 Dell PC which I have been using for 2 months now. When I try to turn the firewall on I get an error code : 0x80070424. Otherwise the PC works fine. The antivirus is Windows bit defender and apart from that I have nothing else installed. Can somebody help me?

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    Dreamer Array
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    Re: Unable to turn firewall on, on Windows 8 PC

    Hello Friend,

    To Turning Windows Firewall is simple task.

    >> Press Both Windows + I key
    >> Click to open Control Panel
    >> Open System and Security
    >> Then ,WINDOWS FIREWALL
    >> And turn it on/off depending on the situation, exit.

    But sometimes, the installed antivirus, or third party firewall if installed will force windows firewall service to turn on, so you need to select between the third party firewall or windows firewall which one to activate.

    I hope you will understood.

    All the Best.

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    Re: Unable to turn firewall on, on Windows 8 PC

    Hello friend,

    1.First of all please restart your windows 8 system,

    2.After this please go to the control panel,

    3.Then please open the system and security,

    4.Now please open the windows firewall settings,

    5.After this click to the windows firewall turn and save the settings,

    6.Then you restart again your system and you use the normally,

    7.I hope this information use full to you,

    Brar22,

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    Re: Unable to turn firewall on, on Windows 8 PC

    **Regarding this problem**

    *open your system with administrator user..
    *then press window icon + i..
    *choose control panel..
    *choose system and security..
    *it display new window, under you can choose windows firewall..
    *choose turn windows firewall on or off option, it available left top corner..
    *in public and private network setting..
    *under ,mark turn on windows firewall..
    *then click OK OPTION..

    better you can activated the anti virus once at a time like windows defender,,
    and un-install the other antivirus in your system..
    it surely turn on your system firewall..
    thanks..

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    Re: Unable to turn firewall on, on Windows 8 PC

    Re: Unable to turn firewall on, on windows 8 PC

    Hi friend,

    First of all you can go for "Control panel"
    Then you can open system & security
    Now open the firewall settings,
    After you can turn firewall and save the settings,
    Then your system will be restart
    Then your system use normally

    Thanks!!!!
    all the best...........

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    Re: Unable to turn firewall on, on Windows 8 PC

    Dear friend,

    The windows firewall is working only when you have not installed any third party security software.

    Once you install any such software the firewall of the widows is automatically disable and you have to turn it on the antivirus.

    Why you are worring when you have this in your bit defender antivirus.

    If you want to change firewall settings then goto the bit defender and then its firewall and tweak the settings as per your wish.

    Hope your problem is solved.

    For the further help post to my visitor massage.

    Regards,

    adityamahan


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    Re: Unable to turn firewall on, on Windows 8 PC

    To turn on firewall on windows 8 PC follow these steps

    • If you install the third party antivirus software on your PC then it will disable the Windows Firewall automatically
    • If you use both installed software and then WindowsFire there will be a confilct between those to to acquire the resources.So the Windows Firewall disabled when you install the thirdparty software
    • So you need to uninstall the third party software to enable the Firewall on your system
    • Now you can enable the Windows Firewall by following the normal steps

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    Re: Unable to turn firewall on, on Windows 8 PC

    >hi friends
    >follow the below steps
    >first of all press the windows +i key
    >now click on the cotrol panel
    >now open the system and security
    >now click on the windows firewall
    >now turn on/off
    >it is depending upon situation
    >finally exit it
    >i hope this information help you
    >all the best

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