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Can't turn off XP SP2 firewall

I can't turn off the windows firewall, the turn on & turn off radio buttons are grayed out, but I can edit exceptions & check/uncheck the allow exceptions box. How do you nuke the firewall?

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an administrator or a user with those privleges.

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Group policy

The window says "for your security some settings are controlled by group policy" trouble is I have XP home & therefore i don't have a group policy editor so how the !@#$#%***%^!!!! do I change the setting.
This happned after I put on SP2 - I can't believe MS can be so stupid!

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Cure for xp home group policy / firewall problem

I figured it out, for anyone else who has this problem open regedit (start>run> regedit) then open HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE>Software>Policies>Microsoft>WindowsFirewall>DomainProfile
right click on the enable firewall entry in the right hand window, then click on modify in the pop-up menu, in the dialog box change the value data number from 1 to 0.
Do the same for the StandardProfile entry just below DomainProfile
This sets the firewall enable to off

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Can't turn off XP SP2 firewall

last post was correct, BUT , when you have this problem it means something went wrong with the sp2 install ( perhaps a bad packet in the download). I had this problem 3 times. Redo all.

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