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  1. Joined : Oct 2014
    Posts : 1,540
    W7 32 bit, Linux Mint Xfce 18 64 bit
       30 Apr 2015 #11

    Mystere,

    I find uac prompts annoying. In fact, I have it disabled via registry. I have been using computer since before windows 95 came out (many years).

    Windows 95 no viruses, no badware,
    Windows 98se One badware theme program (I actually modified the badware, so I could use the themes.)
    Windows xp only that stupid shutdown virus on an emachine (Yes, I had an emachine for a year ).
    Windows xp no viruses or badware , after avg and avast became to bloated, I use clamav virus with no real time protection.
    Windows 7 no viruses. One badware from downloading an update to MiniTool Partition Wizard Home Edition from cnet and not majorgeeks.

    I either had my own backup & restore program or had image programs.
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  2. Joined : Sep 2014
    Posts : 2,923
    Windows 10 Pro
       30 Apr 2015 #12

    groze said: View Post
    Mystere,

    I find uac prompts annoying. In fact, I have it disabled via registry. I have been using computer since before windows 95 came out (many years).

    Windows 95 no viruses, no badware,
    Windows 98se One badware theme program (I actually modified the badware, so I could use the themes.)
    Windows xp only that stupid shutdown virus on an emachine (Yes, I had an emachine for a year ).
    Windows xp no viruses or badware , after avg and avast became to bloated, I use clamav virus with no real time protection.
    Windows 7 no viruses. One badware from downloading an update to MiniTool Partition Wizard Home Edition from cnet and not majorgeeks.

    I either had my own backup & restore program or had image programs.
    See, that's my point. You assume I was talking about security. I wasn't. UAC does a lot more than just security, and most people who claim to "know what they're doing" don't understand that.

    UAC is what helps many older applications run correctly and provides a great deal of the compatibility functions. UAC prevents poorly written apps from gunking up your Windows and Program files folders. UAC does so much for you that, if you just bothered to learn more about it... you would realize it's not the annoyance you think it is... and that the problems you face are easily solved by changing your behavior slightly.
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  3. Joined : Oct 2014
    Polk County Texas USA
    Posts : 11,635
    Windows 10 Insider Preview
       30 Apr 2015 #13

    swarfega said: View Post
    Why would you want to disable the UAC which is designed as a security measure to help protect you?
    Probably for the same reason that some folks object to wearing seat belts and some don't want to be told that smoking cigarettes is dangerous to their health. They think they're being imposed upon.
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  4. Joined : Oct 2014
    Polk County Texas USA
    Posts : 11,635
    Windows 10 Insider Preview
       30 Apr 2015 #14

    groze said: View Post
    Mystere,

    I find uac prompts annoying. In fact, I have it disabled via registry. I have been using computer since before windows 95 came out (many years).

    Windows 95 no viruses, no badware,
    Windows 98se One badware theme program (I actually modified the badware, so I could use the themes.)
    Windows xp only that stupid shutdown virus on an emachine (Yes, I had an emachine for a year ).
    Windows xp no viruses or badware , after avg and avast became to bloated, I use clamav virus with no real time protection.
    Windows 7 no viruses. One badware from downloading an update to MiniTool Partition Wizard Home Edition from cnet and not majorgeeks.

    I either had my own backup & restore program or had image programs.
    I've only had one or two bad things sneak up on my computer(s) since 1985, but then I use all the safety measures normally available without going overboard about it.
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  5. Joined : Oct 2014
    Posts : 1,540
    W7 32 bit, Linux Mint Xfce 18 64 bit
       30 Apr 2015 #15

    Mystere said: View Post
    See, that's my point. You assume I was talking about security. I wasn't. UAC does a lot more than just security, and most people who claim to "know what they're doing" don't understand that.

    UAC is what helps many older applications run correctly and provides a great deal of the compatibility functions. UAC prevents poorly written apps from gunking up your Windows and Program files folders. UAC does so much for you that, if you just bothered to learn more about it... you would realize it's not the annoyance you think it is... and that the problems you face are easily solved by changing your behavior slightly.
    How does UAC prevent older applications from gunking windows 7 if you get a UAC prompt and click yes?
    How does UAC help older application run correctly?

    I already have a program not recommend by most people here that prompts for most registry changes.
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  6. Joined : Aug 2014
    Australia, Adelaide
    Posts : 1,386
    W7 Ultimate SP1 (64 bit), LM 18.1 MATE (64 bit), W10IP VM, W10 Home
       30 Apr 2015 #16

    Mystere said: View Post
    Actually, it's the other way around. Anyone that actually knows what they're doing understands why UAC is so beneficial, and understands what UAC is doing for them, and would never consider running without it.

    Anyone that knows what they're doing knows how to work within the UAC framework to do what they need to do without much trouble.
    Agreed.
    I don't disable/modify it.

    I helped 2 people who had problems with their Vista laptops.
    On one laptop, UAC behaved exactly the way the Apple commercial suggested.
    On the other, UAC behaved the way it does in every version of Windows since Vista.

    It is certainly no more annoying than having to regularly enter your password in Linux.
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  7. Joined : Apr 2014
    Space coast of Florida
    Posts : 4,308
    Windows 10 Pro X64 14393.576
       30 Apr 2015 #17

    lehnerus2000 said: View Post
    Have you tried personalising your install and then disabling UAC?
    I am constantly changing the way my Desktop looks. There is no one time setup so I am in and out of PC Settings. Painful.
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  8. Joined : Apr 2014
    Space coast of Florida
    Posts : 4,308
    Windows 10 Pro X64 14393.576
       30 Apr 2015 #18

    swarfega said: View Post
    Why would you want to disable the UAC which is designed as a security measure to help protect you?
    Because that's the way I want to run my Personal Computer. I don't like UAC and think it's a waste of time. I believe most people as a rule simply click Yes or Ok when a UAC are you sure screen pops up so it really does little good except as an annoyance.

    This is my personal opinion and this is hw I would like to run my computer. Instead I'm having to adapt to someones else's opinion of how I should run it.
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  9. Joined : Apr 2014
    Space coast of Florida
    Posts : 4,308
    Windows 10 Pro X64 14393.576
       30 Apr 2015 #19

    topgundcp said: View Post
    It's there. It just got moved around, for UAC:
    Win+X->System->Security and Maintenance->Change User Account Control Settings
    Attachment 18030

    For PC Settings, it is now: Settings and it's under all apps and you can pin it to start:
    Attachment 18029

    NOTE: Not sure what build you are using. I jump from 98XX to 10074 and this is in build 10074.
    I'm on build 10074. I thin you missed my point. I know where PC Settings, now called Settings, is located and how to get to it. My problem is I can't use it unless UAC is enabled.
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  10. Joined : Apr 2014
    Space coast of Florida
    Posts : 4,308
    Windows 10 Pro X64 14393.576
       30 Apr 2015 #20

    Mystere said: View Post
    Actually, it's the other way around. Anyone that actually knows what they're doing understands why UAC is so beneficial, and understands what UAC is doing for them, and would never consider running without it.

    Anyone that knows what they're doing knows how to work within the UAC framework to do what they need to do without much trouble.

    It's only the people that THINK they know what they're doing that find it to be a problem, because they are constantly having trouble they don't know how to solve. And rather than learn how to solve their problem, they'd rather just complain and turn it off.

    But hey, that's just my opinion.
    Sorry but that is pure BS. I do know what I'm doing and I do know how to fix most problems I run into and I don't need or want UAC to do so. Please stop taking the Personal out of Personal Computing. You have your likes and dislikes just as I and others do.
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