How to Disable a Firewall Without the Administrator Password

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Boot into Safe Mode to turn off your Windows firewall.

The firewall on your Windows computer is a program that keeps viruses and malware off your system. When you turn off the firewall you could be putting your computer at risk. However, the Windows firewall can also inhibit certain programs on your computer and make applications run slower. You don't need the administrator password to turn off the firewall on your Windows system if you boot into Safe Mode.


Step 1

Boot your computer while holding down the "F8" key.

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Step 2

Choose "Boot Into Safe Mode" from the menu that appears.

Step 3

Click the "Start" button on the bottom of the screen.


Step 4

Click the "Control Panel" button.


Step 5

Go to the "Security" tab and click it.

Step 6

Go down to the "Windows Firewall" option and click the "OFF".

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