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John Lenihan
29 Apr 2008

UAC is a total joke. What bothers me is the text & fonts are

so small that you need a magnifying glass to read it. Display settings don't do anything.

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Gary Wigle
29 Apr 2008

I like UAC. Yes it may slow down my using of some programs but the trade off is well worth it. Keep UAC...it may save your bacon.

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Smoky Lowe
30 Apr 2008

Vista it the most worthless Operating system I have have been dumb enough to try,I would rather us ME,sorry I ever wasted the money for junk software like Vista. Thank you. will keep XP and then sell out all the computers I own when it ends.

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13 May 2008

I am new to Vista. I've had my new computer for only 3 days and I find that it pops up so often that I have become one of those who click UAC before I even read it.

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Rick Ricciardi
13 May 2008

I downloaded TweakUAC and set it to the Quiet Mode. I no longer get the pop ups but I have a constant message from Vista saying my system is not secure. Any way to turn that off?

EDITOR'S NOTE: From the TweakUAC site: 'double-click on the shield icon in the taskbar to open Windows Security Center. Then click on the “Change the way Security Center alerts me” link, in the left panel. Finally, choose one of the "Don’t notify me” options.'

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16 May 2008

I have found that some software will not function with UAC turned off. This includes some software provided by vendors which are sort of like a plug-in for CRM software, to get part numbers, prices, and availability in real time right from the CRM screen. Some software (such as Peachtree 2007) will work, but cannot access the database over a network without UAC disabled.

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Jeff Eye
30 May 2008

Thanks for your "real world" explanations. MSFT should hire you to write their Help, since it is about useless most of the time. I like Vista (mostly), but like most MSFT OSs it WILL be SP2 before it is stable. I just don't like the way they change where things are located from one OS to another.

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28 Jun 2008

I am the only user and administrator on my Acer laptop with Vista Home Basic. When trying to download and save to Program Files, it tells me lately that I do not have the necessary permissions to save to this folder and offers to save it to a folder with my own name.This is really frustrating. I have just followed your instructions to turn off UAC, but I do not think this is what it is referring to in the above problem?

EDITOR'S NOTE: Generally you don't download directly to the Program Files folder. It's typical to download to a temp folder, then use an installer to copy the files to a Program Files subfolder.

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11 Aug 2008

I think I understand where it's all heading. Pretty soon you'll turn on your computer, it will say "to prevent any potentially threatening activity, you're computer will now shut down" and then I'll go and do something more productive. Brilliant strategy!!

Actually, I've gone one further and also disabled the System Service for Vista. I do like to live on the edge.

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12 Aug 2008

I've been using Vista Ultimate four months now. I find the UAC acceptable. I found out the dark background used when the UAC prompt appears is actually a process which does not allow any code to execute, except to answer the prompt. This means that while the prompt is active nothing is going to adversely affect my system. I tend to enjoy the feeling of security, and I am a Power User.

I think Mr. Cross's explanation is lame and I don't believe him. I have never had any prompt stemming from my Panda Internet Security Suite. All of my prompts are from Vista events. I am the only user on my system, but, if a hacker were to get in I feel rather secure s/he would not get far with UAC enabled. Additionally, were any of my children to access my system without permission, they would not be able to do any damage.

The bottom line is I believe this is a great addition to a Windows OS. I heard people screaming about Windows lack of security, and now it is there they scream about that too. Microsoft just can't win for losing! lol

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20 Nov 2008

I disabled UAC for a new computer user who was getting flustered and confused by the constant pop-ups. Now she is able to be flustered and confused by the popups warning you that UAC is not enabled instead. I wasn't aware of TweakUAC, but will certainly look into setting that up for her, thanks for the alternative option!

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05 Apr 2009

I finally turned off UAC when I had trouble starting my media program. It starts with a shell that loads secondary programs -- all that require Admin level access... and UAC wouldn't even ask. It just killed the secondary programs during startup.

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