How to disable the Firewall on Windows 8.1

If you need to temporarily disable the Firewall utility of Windows 8.1, follow the steps below.

Windows 8.1 - How to disable the Firewall

Launch the Control Panel (Windows key + X > Control Panel).

  • Go to Windows Firewall.
  • Click on Turn Windows Firewall on or off.

  • Select Turn Windows Firewall off and click on OK to validate.

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