Windows 10: How do I DISABLE any and ALL permissions, passwords, user security
How do I DISABLE any and ALL permissions, passwords, user security
Hello... I am the sole user of my computer running Windows 10 Home.
Likely these questions have been asked and answered, if so, I apologize in advance, but I did search and try some tutorials to no avail. Perhaps I have ADD/ADHD. I don't care for animations or movement on the screen when I am trying to read something.
As the sole user of a single machine at home, I want to disable all the security features, login passwords, user controls, permissions, etc.
I want to automatically login, as Lord Highest Administrator, using a MS Account (if necessary IE for full use of Cortana?)
I don't want a "local" account or any other account that isn't required.
I don't want ANY passwords or PINs or other "proof" of who I am. Just LET ME IN.
I want to have permission to do anything I choose, and never be asked about it.
When I install a program, I don't want to be asked if it is OK. Just do it.
When I wish to browse ANY files on ANY drive, I don't want any messages or prompts.
Is this stuff possible on Windows 10? It seems there would be a "mode" for, say, single users of a single machine with no other devices (phones, tablets, TVs, satellites).
Please don't tell me to go back to DOS -- it's very tempting though. But like most of us, I'm a sucker for a pretty GUI. No, I have never used a Mac, so I don't know how they compare. I just want full and unfettered access to my own PC and everything on it.
Now, if these topics have already been covered (I suspect they have), perhaps someone might simply gimme the links to instructions for doing the above. I currently have a MSA account and a "local" account (why, I don't know). The login screen tells me my password is wrong before I've even typed anything. But if I switch to what appears to be the MSA (email address), and enter my password, it logs me in. Other than this, I've changed nothing to do with any of the issues listed above. It's gotten so I honestly can't remember what was the disadvantage of, say, Win 3.1 over this mess?
Apologies for the rant. I used to know how to do all this stuff. Slip-slidin' away.... Alex.
First of all, you seem to be under a misconception. Permissions, and UAC (the thing that asks if you want to do something) are there for two reasons. Only one of them has anything to do with another person having access to your computer.
The real reason is that when you configure windows to do what you want, that means there is no protection from malware that might try to take over your computer (or worse, encrypt your entire system and attempt to ransom it back to you. this kind of malware is extremely prevalent and you can get it even if you do not visit "bad" sites (lots of malware has come from normal everyday sites like CNN or other normal sites).
When it asks you if you want to install something, it's doing so to make sure that YOU were the one that actually asked, and not a remote intruder that came along with a flash vulnerability.
Regardless, you can do what you want with the local administrator account, which you have to enable. However, by doing so you will not be able to use many applications on your system. Any "Universal" apps, such as Edge, Weather, etc will not work in unprotected operating modes like with UAC disabled, or a local administrator.
MS spent millions to make windows secure if you remove all that then your wide open to every hacker every virus ransome ware and malware on the planet
I am aware of malware (sounds like a song...) zero day nasties and the rest... I run real time anti-virus and the paid version of Malwarebytes, which for my level of paranoia, is sufficient. So you seem to be saying it's all there for my protection and cost a fortune to develop. I would like to make my PC easier to use and takes my chances. That admin account sounds restrictive though... ain't there a better way?
Sorry, but neither MBAM Premium nor even the best AV, nor the combination thereof is designed to work on a blatantly unprotected, vulnerable system such as the one you wish to create. These programs are designed to complement the built-in security features of the Windows OS, not to replace them.
I run real time anti-virus and the paid version of Malwarebytes, which for my level of paranoia, is sufficient.
Even the best security applications cannot protect 100% of computers from 100% of malware 100% of the time, especially today's drive-by exploits, ransomware, etc. This is especially true for a user practicing "unsafe hex".
So, if you proceed with your plan, please be mindful of the very real likelihood that you will eventually become infected.
The lack of even basic system protections could both worsen the consequences of that infection and complicate the recovery from it.
It's not a very sound plan and I do not think you'll find anyone here game to endorse it.
Well then how about an alternative plan that, say, comes close to what I want? Automate whatever can be automated so that the computer does the "yes it's really me" part. Goodness, I wasn't talking about publishing my boring life online let alone having to pay someone NOT to. I don't care. That's what external drive images are for, IMHO. OK, I can live with some MS looking over my shoulder if it means no nukes, but c'mon already, there has to be an easier way. Do people really pay "ransom" to get their precious computers back under their control? Guess I've been living under a rock since I retired. I see the headlines, sure, but like most folks, think "That won't happen to me!" So I seem to be inviting disaster... no, that's not it -- just want to simplify without going back to pencils and paper.
Have you already used the slider in the "User Account Control Settings" control panel to "Never notify"?
No, that is still on the default setting, one notch down from the top.
Be nice to all, please?!
Thank you, but what about this from Mystere: "you will not be able to use many applications on your system. Any "Universal" apps, such as Edge, Weather, etc will not work in unprotected operating modes like with UAC disabled, or a local administrator."
Am I missing something or does the admin account actually disable certain functions?
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