If you’re at all familiar with home networking, the windows firewall found in Windows XP SP2 is nothing but a nuisance. After you’ve turned it off, you will continue to get annoying pop-up balloons telling you how risky your decision to forgo Microsoft’s protection was. Fear not, after turning off the Windows firewall, you’re just a few extra clicks away from turning off the annoying balloon as well.
2. Place a check in the “I have a firewall solution that I’ll monitor myself” box. This will stop Windows from popping up alerts that you are at risk. Click OK.
3. After you click OK, you will get the following screen. This screen is saying that Windows will not monitor your firewall settings. Just close the window, and you are done.