Turn off the Windows 8 firewall by opening the Windows Firewall menu box from the main search screen and selecting Turn Windows Firewall On or Off from the listed options. In the dialogue box, click Turn Off Windows Firewall, then confirm the selection by clicking OK.Continue Reading
Move the mouse cursor to the upper-right-hand corner of the screen. Swipe the cursor inward to open the options menu, and click Search.
Click on the search text box, and type "windows firewall". The search results automatically populate as you type.
Select Windows Firewall from the search results.
On the left side of the Windows Firewall box, click Turn Windows Firewall On or Off.
If prompted, enter the administrative password for the computer.
In the Customize Settings page, click Turn Off Windows Firewall (not recommended). This option is unavailable if your network policy settings prohibit disabling the firewall.
Choose the firewall settings for both public and private networks. Be mindful when deactivating, because without a firewall, your computer is susceptible to unwanted inbound connections.
After you've chosen appropriate settings, click OK to confirm.
Click the X button in the upper-right corner of the Windows Firewall box.