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Windows 7: Do you have UAC on/off?

View Poll Results: Do you have UAC turned on or off?
I have UAC turned ON 41 77.36%
I have UAC turned OFF 12 22.64%
Voters: 53. You may not vote on this poll

08 Aug 2011   #21

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by marsmimar View Post
Always on, default setting. No more of a hassle than acknowledging that there are Windows Updates available for downloading. Really don't understand why some folks get upset over an extra mouse click or two every once in a while.
I agree. It's not to say we are right and they are wrong...but it seems pretty non-intrusive.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by LiquidSnak View Post
UAC annoys the piss out of me, and I have had it off since the moment I could (after installing MSE and comodo, and running a full scan)
Then there is "this guy" LOL. I'm just using you as an example. Some people really hate this thing. The annoyance is all in the eye of the beholder.

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08 Aug 2011   #22

Windows 10 Home Premium 64bit sp1

Mine is on no need to take it off
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08 Aug 2011   #23
Borg 386

Win 7 32 Home Premium, Win 7 64 Pro, Win 8.1, Win 10

I always have it on. There's always a chance something can sneak by your defenses and this is a little bit of added protection. It's a PIA sometimes, but it's only one click.
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08 Aug 2011   #24

Windows 10 Pro x64 x2 Windows 10 Enterprise x64, Ubuntu

On at default level as this saves me time and effort

I was brought up in computing in old school secure systems and if I did not have UAC, and its automatic elevation, I would be running as a standard user. If I needed to perform an admin related function I would need to use a "RunAs" command and manually enter the required credentials.
For major admin operations I would need to log out and log in as administrator, perform the work and then log back in as the user, (and possibly go through hoops to make the change, set as an administrator, work for the user.).

Ok so my methodology may not be the way things are done today, especially those brought up with XP, but it's very valid.

and for those that complain of two many prompts - before you blame UAC, think about why the developer of the application triggering the UAC prompt, needed to run with admin rights. Was it just that it's easier to program for an admin user and they were too lazy to code things correctly, as has been the professional way since NT3.5.
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08 Aug 2011   #25
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1

Always on!
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08 Aug 2011   #26

Windows 7 64 bit

Quote: Originally Posted by beauparc
Always off.

In 30+ years of computing I've learnt to be careful.

can you tell us some advise ?! and why u keep it off ?

I can't really advise you what you should do, but I can tell you what I do.

I run Norton 360 V5 and MBAM (paid). These two, between them, give me most of the protection I need.

The rest is down to me......I do not visit unsavoury websites, download movies or suspect files. Anything experimental is run on a Virtual Machine which can be dumped at any time. My OS is backed up onto a seperate (bootable) HDD and the SATA leads simply swapped over to enable it to run.

The only time I have ever had a virus was way back in 1988 which consisted of all the words in a letter I was typing "falling" off the screen and winding up in a heap at the bottom! A quick reinstall and I was up and away again.

UAC annoyed me greatly in Vista and was switched off. It has stayed off in Win7 and will remain that way.

These are just my personal thoughts, and are in no way meant to imply that anyone using UAC is wrong. Personal preferences in computing, as in the real world, are just that......Personal.
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08 Aug 2011   #27
Hopalong X

Windows7 Pro 64bit SP-1; Windows XP Pro 32bit


I think the whys have been covered by others already.
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08 Aug 2011   #28
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64

Allways ON at default level, and thus Internet protected Mode also allways ON.
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09 Aug 2011   #29

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate: x64 (SP1)

Keep them coming!
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09 Aug 2011   #30

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1

Off, off, off

Oh, wait, I already said that!
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