i get a "maximum network filters reached" error during installation of network monitor. what can i do?

I get a "Maximum Network Filters Reached" error during installation of Network Monitor. What can I do?

Windows has a limit on a number of network filters a user can install. Network monitoring software, virtual machine software and others typically install a network filter.

If you receive this error message during installation of Network Monitor or Device Monitoring Studio you may do one of the following:

  1. Uninstall one of the network monitoring products or virtual software products.
  2. Adjust the maximum number of network filters by changing the following value:
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Network\MaxNumFilters

Then restart installation of Network Monitor or Device Monitoring Studio.