Windows 10: admin account with UAC, or non-admin account with admin password

  1.    26 Feb 2018 #1

    admin account with UAC, or non-admin account with admin password


    On a 2016 tutorial, the teacher said that it was important to create a new user as an administrator, and removing the admin rights of the user that I use all the time. Then, using admin privilege only when necessary, e.g. "run as administrator", and entering the password of the newly created user.

    I did that. But is this better or equivalent to keeping only one user, with admin rights, and using UAC maxed out ?


    Thanks,

    Patrick
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  2.    28 Feb 2018 #2

    trogne said: View Post
    On a 2016 tutorial, the teacher said that it was important to create a new user as an administrator, and removing the admin rights of the user that I use all the time. Then, using admin privilege only when necessary, e.g. "run as administrator", and entering the password of the newly created user.

    I did that. But is this better or equivalent to keeping only one user, with admin rights, and using UAC maxed out ?


    Thanks,

    Patrick
    Hi Patrick.
    Your teacher is correct. It's best to always use a "limited" account as your daily driver. That way, if something nasty sneaks into your system, it can't do as much damage as it could in a user account with admin privileges.
      My ComputerSystem Spec


 

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