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  1. 1. UAC enabled / disabled

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    • Disabled!
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Here's a small poll. Coming from windows xp, I never got used to the Windows 7 UAC. Disabled it right away. What do you think of it; I never had any viruses in XP, why should I in 7?

 

EDIT: Vote if you use Vista too :)

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While I do think it's a pain, I can sorta see where they're going with it. Similar to a linux operating systems superuser / root, I think it can be beneficial. With that said, I mainly set things up and leave it alone - I haven't had to deal with these popups on a regular basis. It annoys about the same level as XP asking if I want to install a program, or firefox asking me if I trust the download. If I didn't, I wouldn't have downloaded it :P My mouse is usually poised in anticipation - however seldom it may be.

 

I see arguments for either side, but, I don't really find it that annoying, if turned down.

 

 

For reference, I've also tweaked a lot in the past. If you've ever had someone borrow your computer and install programs without your knowing, doing things like making the windows installer processes manual is useful. The same thing could be eliminated in linux altogether, since I wouldn't give out the root password...

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Turned it off. I think I'm better at determining the effects of my actions than a heavy handed OS.

major +1

 

Besides don't most people just say yes even if they don't know what they are being asked? I get the feeling saying No would cause a 'my computer is broken!' tech support call. :lol:

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Post Xp I can't believe the amount of crap MS has added to Viata and 7 just to keep people from getting under the hood of their own computer. <_< XP was bad enough.

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Post Xp I can't believe the amount of crap MS has added to Viata and 7 just to keep people from getting under the hood of their own computer. <_< XP was bad enough.

 

Well people are idiots, they have to be protected from their own stupidity

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I keep it on.

 

I've gotten use to it over the past few years so it doesn't really bother me anymore although with the default setting in W7 it doesn't even come up anymore.

 

Yeah, I don't know if I made this clear when I posted above. Windows 7 is less obnoxious. While I had Vista's UAC disabled within the first 15 minutes of installing, I haven't had any qualms about it on Windows 7...

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Disabled.

 

When i first got Vista, those UAC popups annoyed the stools out of me... and then i learned that they can be disabled. :lol: and I've had it disabled ever since.

 

i do the same for win7, even though UAC is nowhere near as annoying.

 

i feel that i don't need windows looking over my shoulder all the time, I haven't had a virus since my early teenage hentai obsession (i'm 21 now btw).

and to nail that fact home, I also don't use an antivirus.

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