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I need to disable the firewall that came built in my WindowsXP-Home Edition.I can get through all the steps up to where it says "properties".When I click on "properties" trying to get to the "advanced tab",I cannot get "advanced tab" to come up.I've even been told if I could disable the ICF/ICS in service manager,I wouldn't need to disable the firewall.I don't have any techinal knowledge of computers so could someone please help me,I have become so frustrated trying to do something I have no knowledge about....

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    Default How to disable the built in firewall

    I need to disable the firewall that came built in my
    WindowsXP-Home Edition.I can get through all the steps up
    to where it says "properties".When I click
    on "properties" trying to get to the "advanced tab",I
    cannot get "advanced tab" to come up.I've even been told
    if I could disable the ICF/ICS in service manager,I
    wouldn't need to disable the firewall.I don't have any
    techinal knowledge of computers so could someone please
    help me,I have become so frustrated trying to do
    something I have no knowledge about.
    Lois Guest

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    Default Re: How to disable the built in firewall

    Try this:

    Click on Start, Run.
    Type in: services.msc

    In the list find Internet Connection Firewall (ICF) / Internet Connection
    Sharing (ICS)
    Double-click on it.
    Change Startup type to Disabled. Click OK. Restart the computer.

    "Lois Kearney" <com> wrote in message
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    alekz Guest

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    Default Re: How to disable the built in firewall

    Lois;
    First of all you need to be logged in to an Administrator account.
    Second, if you are using AOL, ICF and AOL are not compatible so ICF is
    not enabled on the AOL connection.

    --
    Jupiter Jones [MVP]
    An easier way to read newsgroup messages:
    http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/pro/using/newsgroups/setup.asp
    http://dts-l.org/index.html


    "Lois Kearney" <com> wrote in message
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    Jupiter Guest

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    Greetings --

    AOL has deliberately made their software incompatible with WinXP's
    firewall. AOL's proprietary connection applet is deliberately
    designed to preclude your setting/adjusting any of its properties, to
    include enabling/disabling WinXP's firewall, which is
    connection-specific.

    Contact AOL's tech support for resolution of problems with (or
    caused by) their product.


    Bruce Chambers

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    Bruce Guest

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    Greetings --

    You think AOL has maintained the same unalterable DUN connectoid
    all these years by accident?


    Bruce Chambers

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    This was a customer's installation that was using AOL 8.0 .
    [Personally, I wouldn't choose to touch AOL's software with a
    barge-pole, but I can't afford to turn away profitable business.]
    JB

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