I just installed the Windows 7 upgrade. Now I have problems with the firewall. It is prompting me that the firewall in not turned on & prompts me to use the recommended settings. When I click on this the message "Windows firewall can't change some of your
settings Error code 0x80070422". I get the same message when trying to turn on Windows Defender. I used Mcafee virus scan plus (with firewall) before with no problems.
Prior to installing the update, I removed Mcafee Virus scan plus & related Mcafee software. After the upgrade & finding that I had no firewall, I reinstalled Mcafee (with firewall). The firewall for this also does not work. It can't recommed a fix.
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My personal firewall with mcafee, then tried the windows firewall. Same issue, unable to turn on. Firewall gave me: 0x80070422 error.
I tried this:
in windows vista, I go to start > typed in services & launched that window that has a mechanical wheel. I found windows firewall, double clicked. Selected under the general tab: automatic in the startup type, then it enabled me to select start.
Windows firewall was restored without an error anymore. I then proceeded to activate the mcaffee, & it worked as well. I use mcaffee personal firewall.
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