Options for Windows firewall grayed out!

December 15, 2012 at 15:38:58
Specs: Vista Ultimate, SP2, 3.0Ghz/2Ghz

I recently acquired a hand me down computer for a friend of mine. I am in the process of configuring it with Windows XP SP3 and I noticed that all options to turn on/off the Windows firewall are grayed out and inactive, even under the administrator account. The PC came from a business which employs it's own firewall; so, there was no need for Windows firewall. Is there a way to reenable the Windows firewall? Is it a registry setting? Thanks.

P.S. The PC drive was wiped and the OS installed from a standard image at the business.


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#1
December 15, 2012 at 17:15:04

http://www.tweaking.com/ Download Windows Repair - All In One tool.
Start it, select Start Repairs tab far right. (It will want to create a restore point, let it)
In the list check mark
*Repair Windows Firewall
*Reset Registry Permissions
*Register System Files
Do not repair anything else!

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#2
December 16, 2012 at 04:43:50

second hand computer? wipe the drive and reinstall a fresh OS.

larry


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#3
December 16, 2012 at 04:54:33

CyberDude said "P.S. The PC drive was wiped and the OS installed from a standard image at the business."

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#4
December 16, 2012 at 12:44:20

Just in case you need it:
http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_...

Go down to #386 then on the right see Firewall On .


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#5
December 16, 2012 at 13:11:18

Thanks for the advice folks!

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#6
December 16, 2012 at 13:19:39

Please ignore this - posted in error.


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