1) You can disable IP routing feature on the host by going to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Tcpip\Parameters registry key and changing IPEnableRouter from 1 to 0. IP routing feature is required only for the Internet Gateway sample and it is enabled only if you install this sample. If you don’t need it for smething else then it is safe to disable.
Yes, it works this way. Thanks.