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Windows 7: Microsofts worst nightmare


04 Feb 2009   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Microsofts worst nightmare

While Microsoft officials won’t say it (at least not publicly), one of Windos 7’s main selling points is likely to be that it’s the “anti-Vista.” It will be faster, smaller, more reliable and… less secure?

More;» Microsoft’s worst nightmare: Windows 7 deemed less secure than Vista | All about Microsoft | ZDNet.com

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04 Feb 2009   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

This could be Windows 7's Achilles heel
I hope they find a way out of it
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04 Feb 2009   #3

Vista Ult 64 bit Seven Ult RTM x64
 
 

Make UAC default to 'Always Notify'. You turn it down at your own risk. Maybe a warning the first time you turn it down. If you want a secure system, turn it on. If you don't mind dealing with an infected system or your feelin' lucky, turn it down.

Gary
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04 Feb 2009   #4

Windows 7 Build 7048 x64
 
 

I agree. Though personally, UAC was a hassle when it was new but once you've gotten used to it, it's actually a good way to let you know that you're about to do some modifications to your system.

Using Windows 7 without the UAC bugging you that much is quite weird coz you're kinda waiting for it when you know you're doing some stuff

I'm curious as to how Microsoft think tanks can position Windows 7 on this issue and how it will affect the final release. Good luck to us
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04 Feb 2009   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by garysgold View Post
Make UAC default to 'Always Notify'. You turn it down at your own risk. Maybe a warning the first time you turn it down. If you want a secure system, turn it on. If you don't mind dealing with an infected system or your feelin' lucky, turn it down.

Gary
Exactly I really do not understand the problem. As Barman so rightly pointed out in another post it compares to locking your car, it would be most amusing to see articles in the paper putting car manufacturers down because peoples cars are being stolen as they have only locked 2 from 4 doors
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04 Feb 2009   #6

XP/Vista/Windows 7 builld 7000
 
 

well, look at any operating system just about. the bulk of our work after rollout and configuration tend to be operator induced "finger problems" in situation where client has gone against advice. life is a series of choices, you make them and live with the consequences.
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04 Feb 2009   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 x2 + x86 + Windows 8.1 x64 x2
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ittech View Post
well, look at any operating system just about. the bulk of our work after rollout and configuration tend to be operator induced "finger problems" in situation where client has gone against advice. life is a series of choices, you make them and live with the consequences.
Sometimes there's only one solution

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04 Feb 2009   #8

Windows 7 Build 7048 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Barman58 View Post
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04 Feb 2009   #9

windows 7 build 7000 64
 
 

Love UAC!! Im in control ... finally!!
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05 Feb 2009   #10

Windows 7 Build 7077 x64
 
 

In all honesty, I find that the casual PC user really does not mind UAC that much at all. It's mostly us folk who are more PC saavy, coming from XP and whatnot. But I'm pretty sure most people buying their first PC had no problem with UAC, or at least thats what I can tell from my experience with friends. I did find it annoying though. Actually, it was just the dimming of the screen more than anything, it would take a while for my screen to dim. I don't mind the prompts at all.
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