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Reset Windows 7/8 Firewall to its default state

Note: You need the rights to be able to run an elevated Command Prompt.

Windows 7

  1. Click Start
  2. Click All Programs
  3. Click Accessories
  4. Right click Command Prompt
  5. Select Run as Administrator
  6. In the command prompt type: netsh advfirewall reset
  7. Press Enter to reset your firewall rules to their default state

Windows 8

  1. Press the Windows key to open the charm interface
  2. Type in: command
  3. Right click Command Prompt
  4. Select Run as Administrator
  5. In the command prompt type: netsh advfirewall reset
  6. Press Enter to reset your firewall rules to their default state
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