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Windows 7: So, when does UAC present itself to you

04 Feb 2010   #21

Windows 7 Professional x64

Well, as promised, I turned UAC on to the default setting and went about my normal business. It is not as I remembered it; it does not prompt for my normal actions, just when I install things, etc.

While I am sure I could rack my brain for things I could run that would bring up the prompt, in reality, it is not that bothersome.

The only time it has come up is when I run something as administrator. The only thing I run as administrator on a regular basic is the command prompt.

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04 Feb 2010   #22


I see it daily, installations/updates not included:

Common apps

CMD propmt as admin
Some games

I don't rate it as a security measure, but I do like to see what is being installed/updated, however it's a PITA for everyday apps that I open and don't want to be autostarted with Windows.
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04 Feb 2010   #23

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit SP1 (desktop)

I set mine up at the default level too, and the only time I have seen anything from it is when I did my twice-a-week shutdown and startup. The prompt was to ask me if EasyTune6 was allowed to make changes to my system.

In all fairness though, I haven't tried any new programs, or anything of the sort.....just gone about my usual habits.
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04 Feb 2010   #24

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Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit

I use the default setting and UAC comes up when I run:

Administrative command prompt
Search Everything
HD Tune
HWInfo 32
Macrium Reflect
Paragon Backup and Recovery
Revo Uninstaller
Western Digital Data Lifeguard Disk Tools

That’s 13 programs out of about 35 that I use frequently or occasionally. So I see UAC more than I care to, but live with it. I don’t have a hardware firewall or router.
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04 Feb 2010   #25


Like ignatzatsonic, I see it more than I care to, but have also learned to live with it.

On the plus side, at least it's not like linux which asks for a password at the same time
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