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Windows 7: 5 tips for running Windows XP relatively safely

13 Apr 2014   #11
Iforgot

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The first thing wrong with XP, was that with the standard default builds "loading XP' is that the generic user has admin rights...
meaning that anything the user does, has no restrictions on what is done or loaded..
On the generic XP load (O/S) the user can do anything.

This also means that any web pages visited also gets run with the user rights that the person is logged in as.

The first rule should be, never surf the net in an admin account, always use a normal user account.
I agree with your "first rule", but...

All Windows, including 8.x, installs with an account with admin rights, not just XP. Vista and later versions have added UAC to warn users of the pending system changes, even with the account having admin rights. Since Vista, people have been asking how to disable UAC...

What MS should've done starting with Vista is to run the installation with admin rights, force the installer to create a user account with no admin rights, and prevent logging in with the admin account. You know, more like how Linux does it...

M$ should have left the "administrator" account active, then prompt the user for a normal usage account.
also the installers should have advised there clients as to why.
Maybe explain what "runas" is and why.


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13 Apr 2014   #12
Iforgot

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What MS should've done starting with Vista is to run the installation with admin rights, force the installer to create a user account with no admin rights, and prevent logging in with the admin account. You know, more like how Linux does it...
Nothing controversial there

Really?

It's certainly not something I'd want.


Wenda.

Wenda ???
why?

Thrashzone
Come on unzip it
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