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Windows 7: Do you use UAC (User Account Control)?

11 Jun 2013   #1
mitchell65

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 
Do you use UAC (User Account Control)?

I notice that a lot of newcommers to this Forum seem to turn off UAC as that get annoyed with it keep asking for confirmation of an action.
Do you run it and if so why?


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11 Jun 2013   #2
maxie

windows 7 home 64bit
 
 

Sure i use it ..... The reason being we all from time to time make mistakes it is very easy to click on some thing you dont intend to .... Also i would say its even easier when using a Laptop with a touch pad
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11 Jun 2013   #3
paulpicks21

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

Nope, don't use it, it does my head in so it's one of the first things I turn off after a clean install.
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11 Jun 2013   #4
UsernameIssues

W7 Pro SP1 64bit
 
 

>Do you run it...
I use the UAC. I turn it up all the way (one notch above the default) as do some other forum members.

>...and if so why?
In theory, that setting should stop a drive-by install or changes to the computer.

If you turn UAC off and if you are logged in as an admin user - then explorer.exe and its children run at the high integrity level instead of the much safer medium integrity level. Running a web browser at the high integrity level is simply more dangerous.
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11 Jun 2013   #5
mitchell65

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by paulpicks21 View Post
Nope, don't use it, it does my head in so it's one of the first things I turn off after a clean install.
That's the bit I don't understand! I hope you don't mind me asking but, what do you mean "It does your head in?" Do you really find it that annoying even when you think just how much it CAN protect you from?
I wonder if this is an age thing, is it the more youthful memebrs here who find it frustrating? I wonder?
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11 Jun 2013   #6
Stephanie

Win 7 Pro x64, Win 10 Pro x64, Linux Light x86
 
 

Its to easy to click the wrong button so I do like to keep UAC
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11 Jun 2013   #7
paulpicks21

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mitchell65 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by paulpicks21 View Post
Nope, don't use it, it does my head in so it's one of the first things I turn off after a clean install.
That's the bit I don't understand! I hope you don't mind me asking but, what do you mean "It does your head in?" Do you really find it that annoying even when you think just how much it CAN protect you from?
I wonder if this is an age thing, is it the more youthful memebrs here who find it frustrating? I wonder?
Not at all, well I am the only person to use this PC and I am very careful about what I do on it and where I download stuff from.
I am always messing with stuff on my PC and it pops up so often that it really got on my nerves.
I fully understand it's there to protect you, but in all the years I have owned Windows 7 I have not ran into any trouble with it turned off.

Paul.
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11 Jun 2013   #8
sgage

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by paulpicks21 View Post
Not at all, well I am the only person to use this PC and I am very careful about what I do on it and where I download stuff from..
Until one day you're a little tired and in a hurry and not paying close attention...

I never understood the problem with UAC - it's just a click, and it can save LOTS of grief...
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11 Jun 2013   #9
mitchell65

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by paulpicks21 View Post
I have not ran into any trouble with it turned off.
Yet!!
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11 Jun 2013   #10
Stephanie

Win 7 Pro x64, Win 10 Pro x64, Linux Light x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mitchell65 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by paulpicks21 View Post
I have not ran into any trouble with it turned off.
Yet!!
Second that
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