Base Filter Engine and Windows Defender Firewall services stop working when German Language is set for 'all users' and 'system locale'

Martiiiiin_T 1 Reputation point

We have recently run into a problem with Windows 10 v21H2 whereby changing the Welcome screen and new user account international settings + system locale to German (Germany) stops the Base Filter Engine service and Windows Defender Firewall service from starting.

Without these two services running, the OS is rendered useless for a network environment.

Event veiwer is flooded with events about the failed service start but has no difinitive information or error code.

Strangley though, revert the international and system locale settings back to English and everything works just fine.



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  1. Limitless Technology 26,326 Reputation points

    Hello there,

    Have you made any recent updates as it seems several users are facing the same issue after an cumulative update.

    Can you try to uninstall the update and see if that helps. You can also share this with the Microsoft team.

    The Feedback Hub app lets you tell Microsoft about any problems you run into while using Windows.

    Here is the link


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