UAC...I hate it I hate it I hate it...


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sathenzar

I have run into a bit of a bunch here. I HATE UAC. It blows. It blocks every legit program in the book from running, taking 10 years to pop up it's little stupid authentication box. But when I turn it off, the warning icon (the red saftey X) shows up. Now I already know you can turn this thing off, but I like the X to warn me when somehing is wrong. However I do not want it to be there the rest of my computers life cycle b/c when you turn UAC off, the red x doesn't EVER go away unless you tell windows not to warn you or show you when there are security risks alive. Any work arounds on this?

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I8PP

If you're talking about the security center warning, go into the security center, on the left side click "change the way security center alerts me" and turn it off.

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Leo Natan

Security Center sucks balls too... Disable them both, and enjoy a much better Vista experience.

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bobbba

Try this, it might help:

Under admin tools>Local Security Policies, navigate to Local Policies>Security Options and set "User Account Control: Switch to secure desktop..." to disabled to make UAC a lot less intrusive (imop...)

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Yogurth

You will need to disable Windows Defender too, cause it is same bit as annoying as UAC.

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franzon

I HATE UAC.

What is that it does not appeal to in authorizing a program which wants to obtain greater system privileges?

I love UAC

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metalguy90

UAC is the first thing I turn off.

No real issues after that.

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sathenzar

It's not the fact that it blocks some effy programs from obtaining better privliges, but it's really sad and flat out annoying it's telling me I need to confirm access to create a directory called test. Then asks me twice more if I would like to confirm this action. I guess I'll try what bobbba said and if that doesn't work out I'll just disable the warnings.

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franzon

It's not the fact that it blocks some effy programs from obtaining better privliges, but it's really sad and flat out annoying it's telling me I need to confirm access to create a directory called test.

If you create a directory called test in your folder Documents or on your desktop, no confirmation is required!

UAC needs a confirm, only if you or an unauthorized program want to create a folder/file in a place where you or an unauthorized program don't have permissions.

With UAC off, every program is able to write in almost every place, in all the system folders, replace every file and destroy everything without your knowledge, like in Windows XP.

UAC ON means you really have the full control of your computer

UAC OFF means you don't have the controll of your computer

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Marshalus

UAC ON means you really have the full control of your computer

UAC OFF means you don't have the controll of your computer

QFT

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Brandon Live

I don't understand why any power user would turn off UAC. It gives you so much more control over your system. And seeing elevation prompts should be extremely rare.

If you're seeing them when creating a directory, then your permissions are set wrong. Thing is, most users of *nix or Mac OS (or any Windows operating system where they run as a standard user) are used to working in their user home directory and confirming their credentials when installing apps or changing system settings.

In fact, on any other OS it'd be more intrusive because they actually make you enter your password.

You will need to disable Windows Defender too, cause it is same bit as annoying as UAC.

Huh?

I've been running Vista for years (and the RTM on several machines since Nov 6th) and I have never once seen a Windows Defender prompt for anything. Are you frequently trying to install spyware on your machine?

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0sit0
UAC...I hate it I hate it I hate it...

turn it off turn it off turn it off

IMO i think UAC its good, but to each their own :)

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Quillz

UAC is a bit annoying at times, but I still keep it enabled, because you never know when you might be installing a virus or malware or something.

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thagame

instead of complaining as if anyone cares turn it off

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Elliot B.

I know everything that happened on my system that I need to, so I disable UAC. I find it annoying.

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Andareed

If I didn't do so many things (and so frequently) that require UAC prompts, I would enable it. For your average user, UAC is great, provided that they don't blindly click Allow. The real challenge of UAC adoption is to convince people not to always simple click Allow. Only time will tell...

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Brandon Live
If I didn't do so many things (and so frequently) that require UAC prompts, I would enable it. For your average user, UAC is great, provided that they don't blindly click Allow. The real challenge of UAC adoption is to convince people not to always simple click Allow. Only time will tell...

What do you do so frequently that requires elevation?

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s1k3sT

What do you do so frequently that requires elevation?

I use utorrent all the time, and if you don't run it as administrator you get access denied errors. Then, when you run it as administrator UAC pops up. I'm all for security, but UAC is a nuisance and unnecessary imo.

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Robgig1088

*shrug* sounds cool to me. Sounds quite a bit like the Unix "root" idea. Point for Vista (Y)

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Orien

I use utorrent all the time, and if you don't run it as administrator you get access denied errors. Then, when you run it as administrator UAC pops up. I'm all for security, but UAC is a nuisance and unnecessary imo.

I don't have any issues with running uTorrent.

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trek

I use utorrent all the time, and if you don't run it as administrator you get access denied errors. Then, when you run it as administrator UAC pops up. I'm all for security, but UAC is a nuisance and unnecessary imo.

uTorrent is running perfectly fine for me without administrative privileges.

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s1k3sT

I don't have any issues with running uTorrent.

That's weird. Maybe it's cause I'm downloading to a different partition? Anyone know?

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Robgig1088

That's weird. Maybe it's cause I'm downloading to a different partition? Anyone know?

Thats more than likely it...

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Andareed

What do you do so frequently that requires elevation?

Restart services and copy/overwrite files in "Program Files" and common AppData directory. I can get around some of this by launching cmd.exe as Admin, and launching everything from there. It's just not worth the annoyance to leave UAC enabled.

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viciv

i disabled it too.. it's just so annoying.

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