Windows 8 Firewall

I am running windows 8 on my pc and i installed the norton 360 that came with it. my firewall has recently turned off and i have tried even restoring to a previous point. because firewall fr windows is off and will not turn on. my system can not download updates. because of this most of my applications do not work. i have a good understanding of technology so any instructions would be good. Also my WMI repository is consistent as that was one of the options i tried.

Thank you for you're time
  Nathaniel Watts
The problem has been fixed and i shall explain how.
  1. Press Windows Key + R key.
  2. Type in 'services.msc' without quotes, then hit enter.
  3. Locate Windows Firewall and instead of choosing start, which if your having the same problem I am you won't be able to, click Properties.
  4. Under the General tab, go to Startup Type and select Automatic. Then click Apply.
  5. Once this is done you should return to the Control Panel, under the Windows Firewall settings, and click Use Recommended Settings. 
If anyone needs me to make a video or anything leave a message. P.S its not the fault of microsoft they are awesome =)

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Last updated March 24, 2018 Views 154 Applies to: