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Learn how to fix "Error 27850. Unable to manage networking component. Operating system corruption may be preventing installation" for VPN clients in Windows 10.

Most of you might be using Virtual Private Network (VPN) client on your Windows. There are many VPN clients available in the market and you can choose one as per your requirement. VPN clients helps you to make more secure connection to the Internet and your company’s network. But in case if you’ve never used any VPN client previously and while installing or modifying it for the first time, if you’re receiving error 27850, this post is for you.

Here is the complete error message you may got in this case:

Error 27850. Unable to manage networking component. Operating system corruption may be preventing installation.

Error 27850. Unable To Manage Networking Component. Operating System Corruption May Be Preventing Installation. In Windows 10

You might face this problem for either of these situations:

  • Windows limits the number of network filter drivers to default value i.e 8 and the VPN client can’t installed with this restriction.
  • You have VPN client installed and you upgraded to Windows 10 from Windows 8.1/8/7 and then you can’t uninstall the VPN client.

Here is how you can fix this problem by increasing network filter drivers to maximum value i.e. 14, in the registry configuration.

FIX : “Error 27850. Unable To Manage Networking Component. Operating System Corruption May Be Preventing Installation.” In Windows 10/8/7

Registry Disclaimer: The further steps will involve registry manipulation. Making mistakes while manipulating registry could affect your system adversely. So be careful while editing registry entries and create a System Restore point first.

1. Press W8K + R and put regedit in Run dialog box to open Registry Editor (if you’re not familiar with Registry Editor, then click here). Click OK.

Windows 10 Registry Editor

2. In the Registry Editor window, navigate to following registry key:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Network

Error 27850. Unable To Manage Networking Component. Operating System Corruption May Be Preventing Installation. In Windows 10

3. In the right pane corresponding to Network registry key, look for the MaxNumFilters registry DWORD (REG_DWORD). It must be having its Data set to default value 8. Double click on the DWORD to modify its Value data:

Error 27850. Unable To Manage Networking Component. Operating System Corruption May Be Preventing Installation. In Windows 10

4. Finally, type 14 as the Value data and then select Base Decimal which should change your typed value to 20. Click OK. Close the Registry Editor and reboot.

After restarting the machine, you can re-try modifying the VPN client configuration and it should work fine this time.

Hope this helps!


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