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Windows 7: Windows UAC question


10 May 2010   #1

Windows 7 x64
 
 
Windows UAC question

For certain programs can I make it so it stops asking me for permission every time I use it?


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10 May 2010   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Hi exia, yes you can, take a look here: Vista setuid – How to elevate without prompting
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10 May 2010   #3

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Is it a good idea to turn off UAC altogether?
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10 May 2010   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

NO! not unless you really no what your doing, i found a tutorial made by our very own Brink, which explains that guide i posted alot better: Elevated Program Shortcut without UAC Prompt - Create
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10 May 2010   #5

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by exia View Post
Is it a good idea to turn off UAC altogether?
It's fine if you don't have Standard user accounts. I am the only user of my system, so I turn it off.
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10 May 2010   #6
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by exia View Post
Is it a good idea to turn off UAC altogether?


If you disable UAC any malware that gets into your system will have full access and you will get no warnings when it wants to run on its own; I feel it's a disservice to encourage casual users to disable UAC. I leave UAC at the default settings and I'm glad it's there.
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10 May 2010   #7

Windows 7 & Windows Vista Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bare Foot Kid View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by exia View Post
Is it a good idea to turn off UAC altogether?


If you disable UAC any malware that gets into your system will have full access and you will get no warnings when it wants to run on its own; I feel it's a disservice to encourage casual users to disable UAC. I leave UAC at the default settings and I'm glad it's there.
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I want to know what is happening on my system and have no objections dealing with a UAC prompt when a program needs elevation.
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10 May 2010   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

I agree with BFK and Corrine. I leave mine on.
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11 May 2010   #9

Windows XP - Now Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit).
 
 

Same here: mine is left ON.
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11 May 2010   #10

Windows7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

I left mine off, UAC IMHO is not a "security feature", and the overhead by it self can sometimes took too much processor time (in several configuration, mine does). As long as you have your common sense and you know what you're doing, it is safe to disable UAC.

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