Windows Firewall can’t change some of your settings

If you receive, Windows Firewall can’t change some of your settings message with error codes 0x8007042c, 0x80070422, 1068, 0x8007045b, 0x800706d9, then some of these suggestions are sure to help you fix the problem on your Windows 10/8/7 computer.

Windows Firewall can’t change some of your settings

Error codes 0x8007042c, 0x80070422, 1068, 0x8007045b, 0x800706d9

Before you begin, scan your computer for malware. Having done that, Run services.msc to open the Windows Services Manager. Here you will have to ensure that the required services are set to Automatic and are started and running:

  1. Windows Defender Firewall (MpsSvc) – Automatic
  2. CNG Key Isolation (KeyIso) – Manual (Trigger Start)
  3. Base Filtering Engine (BFE) – Automatic
  4. Firewall Client Agent (FwcAgent) – Automatic

In case they are not, change their Startup type to the type as mentioned above and Start the Services.

You may download and run this RepairW7FW bat (zipped) file. This is based on the information given in KB2530126. Once you have downloaded the zip file, extract its contents. Right-click on the .bat file and Run it as Admin.

If this does not help you, run the Windows Firewall Troubleshooter and see.

One last thing you could try is to reset Windows Firewall settings to default and see if that works for you.

All the best!

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Anand Khanse is the Admin of TheWindowsClub.com, a 10-year Microsoft MVP Awardee in Windows (2006-16) & a Windows Insider MVP. Please read the entire post & the comments first, create a System Restore Point before making any changes to your system & be careful about any 3rd-party offers while installing freeware.