you beautiful person it worked, but does that mean i have to allow even more stuff through defender firewall? or play with it off? and if i have to play with it off what can i do to keep my pc protected?
(edit) thankyou i believe i have solved the problem i reset my firewall to get the public and private box to pop back up and selected both. strange that little unchecked box from the past was causing all this trouble even though i wrote entire new rules overriding it ;-; windows is a confusing system. again thankyou so much Tails1 you are a absolute legend!