You would have to install a very old version to run into this issue.
While I would have asked google.com how to do this, here's the answer.
Click Start, Control Panel, double?click Network Connections, right-click the desired connection, Properties, Advanced tab, Under Internet Connection Firewall, uncheck or check the Protect my computer and network by limiting or preventing access to this computer from the Internet check box.
How do i safely disable the MicroSoft Firewall. I have a firewall through Macafee and am told 2 of them interfere wih each other. Thank you for your help and time. alan