Windows Firewall Error code 0x80070424; How to Fix

By Xah Lee. Date:

In Windows 7, when i go to the Control Panel and click on Windows Firewall, i got this error:

Windows Firewall can't change some of your settings.
Error code 0x80070424

here's how to fix:


Download the following registry files:

There are 2 of them in the zip file:


Open them to import to your registry.

Restart Windows.

Launch regedit. (press ❖ Window+r and type regedit)

Go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\BFE

Now, launch services.msc. (press ❖ Window+r and type services.msc)

For how i got/noticed this error, see: Microsoft Windows Update Fail KB2691905 .