Use old features: How to enable or disable Telnet in Windows 8

Telnet by default, is disabled in Windows 8. This is to protect an unsuspecting user from hacking attacks. But if you know what you are doing, and want to re-enable telnet, here is how to do it.

Enable Telnet Server

1. Open up Control Panel by clicking Computer shortcut icon on Desktop and clicking Control Panel on the top taskbar.

Click on Computer Icon and then on Control Panel in the taskbar

2. Open Programs and Features.

Click Programs and Features

3. In this window, select the option Turn Windows features on or off found on the top left side of the taskbar.
Click on Turn Windows features on or off

4. This will open another dialog box listing all of windows features. Scroll down till you find the option Telnet Client and Telnet Server. Tick check both of these options to enable telnet on Windows. It is important you check both of these to enable remote computer sharing.

Enable Telnet Server and Telnet Client by checking both options

5. This would continue with the installation process. In moments, Telnet should be installed and when done, you can click Close as shown below.

Telnet Installation finished successfully

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