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Thursday, May 12, 2011

How to Disable Windows Firewall in Windows XP

Windows Firewall can sometimes prevent files from being downloaded or interfere with a third-party firewall. This guide will walk-through how to disable Windows Firewall in Windows XP.

  1. Click the Start button in the lower left-hand corner of the screen and select Control Panel on the right half of the menu.

    Open the control panel
  2. The Control Panel should open in Category view. If the Control Panel does not open in Category view, click the Switch to Category View button.

    Switch to category view
  3. Click the Security Center category.

    Security Center
  4. Select the Windows Firewall icon below the Manage security settings for: heading.

    Windows Firewall options
  5. Switch the firewall to Off and click OK on the Windows Firewall window.

    Windows Firewall options
  6. The Windows Firewall is now off. Close the Security Center and Control Panel windows.

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