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On a computer that is running Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 2 (SP2) and America Online (AOL) software, you may not be able to perform either of the following tasks:
When you right-click the AOL dial-up network connection, the Properties command does not appear on the shortcut menu.
Note Windows Firewall was formerly named Internet Connection Firewall (ICF) in earlier versions of Windows XP.
This problem may also occur on a Tablet PC that is running Windows Tablet PC Edition 2005.
Note Windows XP SP2 features and components are included in Windows XP Tablet PC Edition 2005.
This behavior occurs if the AOL dial-up network connection does not use a Properties page.
To work around this behavior, access the properties of Windows Firewall by using the run command:
For additional information about Windows Firewall (formerly named Internet Connection Firewall), click the following article numbers to view the articles in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/320855/ )Description of the Windows XP Internet Connection Firewall
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(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/283673/ )How to turn on or turn off the firewall in Windows XP