Windows 10 Socket error 10013 with Firewall & Defender disabled
Posted on 2016-09-01
I have a small server process that I've run for years on XP through Win 8.1. However, when I try to run it on Windows 10 I get the subject socket error. I think I know why but I don't know how to solve it. Both the Firewall and Defender are disabled, so they are not the problem.
The server process, of course, wants to use port 80 but, unlike the other windows versions, Win 10's kernel (ntoskrnl.exe) grabs the port when booting, so it is not available. How do I resolve this? I clearly can't stop the kernel process.