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How do I deactivate the firewall from Win XP SP2?

How do I deactivate the firewall from Win XP SP2? It keeps showing up every time I reboot my machine.

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That really depends on why it's popping up in the first place. If the system is prompting you to install or activate the firewall, you probably should consider it unless you're running a better firewall solution.

This was first published in October 2005

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