What does Internet Explorer protected mode do?
I think that's an important feature to keep enabled in a browser. More generally the problem is the OS can't determine whether changes are being made intentionally by the user or by malware, so it hands the choice back to the user to confirm. Yes, that can be annoying sometimes, but the alternative is potentially damaging changes being made without user control. As I'm sure everyone here knows the level of UAC monitoring and prompting can be adjusted in Windows 7 with the default being set a notch lower than it was in Vista. It's also worth noting that UAC is already a compromise that enables the user to run with the convenience of an admin account but with reduced privileges that can be easily elevated, instead of as a standard user that requires separate admin credentials to authorize changes. All that said I know it's still annoying and yes many people just click through the prompts, but Microsoft gave us a choice and that's a good thing.
I found a little program called UAC Tweaker which may be useful to some.
I'm in favour of Control Panel settings finally being migrated in full to PC Settings. Having both is just so 'work in progress'.
And, the name 'Control Panel' does imply a measure of 'Control', which makes it rather misleading these days. You want control over things? No! Have some Settings instead!
This is a very good point because most users are learning - and then there are a few who think they know. The latter are the ones that get into trouble.
Not sure what some folks are looking for in Windows 10 other then to voice an unrefined opinion of something they think they know a great deal about. Personally I like Windows 10, and am now using it as my primary Windows OS (second to Mac OS X). Today I laid the finishing touches to the OS by installing my printer (no problems as of yet). As to the menu it is configured the way I want, and again no problems (knock on wood). Only problem I had was my BD Drive wasn't showing up, so after a day of pulling out hair I decided to open up the computer and look at the SATA Cables, couldn't see any thing wrong so I just changed the BD cable with one of the SSD cables, and what do you know it worked (don't ask why I think it just one of those change computer things). So for those of you having problems all I say is sure hope you find the problem so that you can use Windows 10. . .Good luck to all. . .
Now I need help.
Upon launching the account login page, it will blink and go back to my other account.