Windows 7 was designed from the ground up to be safest when run from a standard user account. When run continuously from an administrator account you have system-wide control over the PC. Do you know who else has system-wide control over your PC when you run in admin. mode? MAlWARE! From the admin account, malware has free reign over your system to install itself and do whatever it likes without you knowing about it. From a standard user account, this is rare, and much, much, safer. Microsoft recommends that all persons that use the PC, do so from a standard user account and that the Admin. account remained logged off. It's the only way*I* run.