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Restore the Default Firewall Settings in Windows 8

Posted by Arun Choudhary Articles | Windows 8 May 28, 2012
This article explains how to restore the default firewall settings in Windows 8.
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Introduction

This article explains how to restore the default firewall settings in Windows 8. In this the Firewall Settings, it may be change application, programs and network settings. Restoring the Default Settings will delete all settings of the Windows Firewall that you have made since Windows was installed. This may cause some applications to stop working. You restore default firewall settings, which resets all the changes of the Windows Firewall you have made.

In these settings, all the Windows Firewall Settings are reset to the original configuration. You can access the Firewall Setting through the Control Panel and type the Firewall in the search box under Settings. A Window will appear; you click on Windows Firewall. After clicking on Windows Firewall a new Window will appear and you click on "Restore Default" in the left corner on Window and follow the steps. These are given below.

Steps How to Restore the Default Firewall Settings in Windows 8

Step 1 : You can move the cursor on the right-bottom and click on the search box and type in it what you want.

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Step 2 : After opening the search box you will see Windows Firewall under the Settings and click on the Windows Firewall Options.

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Step 3 : In the window that appears, you click on "Restore Default" in the left pane.

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Step 4 : You can see a new window of Restore Default and you click on "Restore Default" Button.

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Step 5 : In this step the Restore Default Conformation Window will be appear. If you click on the Yes Button, Restore Default Settings will delete all settings of the Windows Firewall. Some applications will be stopped.

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Step 6 : In the Window Firewall, you can change the Private Network, Guest or Public Network and others. These are shown in the figure below.

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