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  1. CountMike's Avatar
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    wave said:
    it is brand new.
    I will stick to Win 10 then. Hope I do not have to reinstall now.
    I will be careful if I will end formatting it and never touch ownerships again lol

    what are the hopes of not having issues in the near future now that the C drive owner is my user and not the default one? So I can be prepared lol
    Programs and features should still work and you can lower UAC without much risk so it doesn't ask you for permission all the time. Have you made whole disk/system backup ? That's best insurance policy. I'd suggest Macrium reflect for that.
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    Things still work ATM.
    Nope, I did not.
    So I should do the backup with Macrium right now or just before installing the OS again? :)
    Ps: How should I set UAC in order to have a safe pc/no issues?
    Last edited by wave; 19 Nov 2018 at 04:05.
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  3. CountMike's Avatar
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    wave said:
    Things still work ATM.
    Nope, I did not.
    So I should do the backup with Macrium right now or just before installing the OS again? :)
    Ps: How should I set UAC in order to have a safe pc/no issues?
    I have always used "Never notify" myself, can't be bothered to have to answer questions for something i would do anyway. That is pretty archaic form of defense, any malware makers already know how to circumvent it.
    Backups I do regularly at least once a week or before new build is coming and before making some big changes. If anything goes wrong, I'm back in business in 15 minutes or less.
    One backup I make and keep immediately after first installation and others I just update.
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    CountMike said:
    I have always used "Never notify" myself, can't be bothered to have to answer questions for something i would do anyway. That is pretty archaic form of defense, any malware makers already know how to circumvent it.
    Backups I do regularly at least once a week or before new build is coming and before making some big changes. If anything goes wrong, I'm back in business in 15 minutes or less.
    One backup I make and keep immediately after first installation and others I just update.

    Okay then. I will use that software to do backups.
    So, just to clarify, even if my C drive folder permissions changed (since now I am the owner and not the default one anymore) and If i choose Never Notify Me on UAC I can still somehow have a "safe" & functioning pc?

    Thanks for the fast answers btw :)
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  5. CountMike's Avatar
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    There are ways to completely disable UAC but this way it still works but doesn't bother you every time you want to run something. If you know what you want to run or install, I don't see a need to be reminded all the time.
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    CountMike said:
    There are ways to completely disable UAC but this way it still works but doesn't bother you every time you want to run something. If you know what you want to run or install, I don't see a need to be reminded all the time.
    Okay then. Thanks a lot. Hope my pc will function without big issues.
    I will def. come back on this forum If I will need help !
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    wave said:
    Okay then. Thanks a lot. Hope my pc will function without big issues.
    I will def. come back on this forum If I will need help !
    You are welcome, we are here to exchange news and knowledge.
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    Samuria said:
    As the txt isnt english I cant understand it. By default a lot of folders are owned by system these are vital folders and its done so no malware can effect system files if you now own then any malware can now access everything.

    What is the uac set to?
    UAC is set to "Notify Me only when 3rd party apps try to modify etc"
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    CountMike said:
    You are welcome, we are here to exchange news and knowledge.
    One last thing. Can I avoid for the moment formatting the pc, what do u think?
    Everything goes fine, apart from deleting/modify files in some folders of the C drive or asking for access whenever I install programs. (that I am able to install in the end)

    Thanks :)
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  10. CountMike's Avatar
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    Can't you just do this and it will not bother you:
    Folder Authorization Issue C Drive-image.png
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