Does anyone here have any insight into this old question that CheckPoint STILL has not addressed in its latest (10.0) version?

Right at the beginning of the installation (when no firewall whatever is presumably active) they tell you to make sure you have Internet access or the installation might not complete successfully. I have always (and still do) ignore this advice and proceeded with the installation with my ethernet cable unplugged, but...

Why to they tell you to do this if it's NOTsafe?

and

If a firewall IS active during the install, what is it and why don't they say so?

Finally

What do they think the might want to download during the installation anyhow?

(I'm running XP SP3 and have always had the Windows firewall turned off because I've always used ZAP/ZAES.)