I installed Data collection software on Windows XP or Windows 7 operating system machine and enabled FIPS. And then later I decided to disable the FIPS option, but discovered that there is no local security policy to turn it back off. How can I disable the FIPS option without the local security policy in Windows XP home?
You need to modify a registry key to disable FIPS. Refer to this Microsoft knowledge base article:
Where it says this:
This security setting affects the following registry value in Windows Server 2003 and in Windows XP:
This registry value reflects the current FIPS setting. If this setting is enabled, the value is 1. If this setting is disabled, the value is 0
Note: on Windows Windows 7 machines, the registry value is located at: