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Windows 7: is it bad to turn off user account control?

18 Jun 2010   #1

Windows 7 ultimate 32 bit
 
 
is it bad to turn off user account control?

hi i have window 7 ultimate 32 bit edition and i was wondering if it is bad to turn off user account control the uac settings because every time i try to open a program it keeps telling me do you want to allow the following program to make changes to this computer? its really annoying and kinda make my programs slow when i want to open them if it is not bad to turn it off can some one please tell me how to turn it off thanks

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18 Jun 2010   #2

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

As long as you know which programs you are opening then it's perfectly safe to turn off UAC. The link below shows you how, it's very easy to just turn it off.

User Account Control - UAC - Change Notification Settings

http://www.mydigitallife.info/2008/1...-in-windows-7/
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18 Jun 2010   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Yeah, it's safe as long as you are conscientious about the programs you download and run.
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18 Jun 2010   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

UAC irritated me at first. I have gotten used to it and really, it rarely shows.
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18 Jun 2010   #5

Windows 7 ultimate 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by chev65 View Post
As long as you know which programs you are opening then it's perfectly safe to turn off UAC. The link below shows you how, it's very easy to just turn it off.

User Account Control - UAC - Change Notification Settings

How to Disable and Turn Off UAC in Windows 7 My Digital Life
thanks chev65 you help me out!
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18 Jun 2010   #6
Microsoft MVP

 

You should only turn it off if you know what you are doing. (You know who you are).
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18 Jun 2010   #7

Windows 7 ultimate 32 bit
 
 

i turn off my UAC setting and i restart it works perfectly i don't get that annoying pop up anymore but i got 1 question the UAC icon is still show on my application and games icon is that suppose to be like that? here is the picture

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18 Jun 2010   #8
tea

Windows 7 Pro 64bit
 
 

Yeah thats fine, It's just telling you it's going to run in administrator mode.
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18 Jun 2010   #9

Win 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

You know. One of the things that people complained about the most was how Not Secure XP was.
Then they (MS) implement something that actually does make the OS more secure, and be more like linux in how is handles the way applications run, and people turn it off. It's not a smart move.

No, UAC should not be turned off
Yes, you should run as a user and not as an admin

Turning off UAC and running as admin are just not a smart thing to do.
Regardless of how safe you think you are when running Your system, blah blah blah.

It's just my opinion, yeah, but it's the right one.
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18 Jun 2010   #10

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Tepid View Post
You know. One of the things that people complained about the most was how Not Secure XP was.
Then they (MS) implement something that actually does make the OS more secure, and be more like linux in how is handles the way applications run, and people turn it off. It's not a smart move.

No, UAC should not be turned off
Yes, you should run as a user and not as an admin

Turning off UAC and running as admin are just not a smart thing to do.
Regardless of how safe you think you are when running Your system, blah blah blah.

It's just my opinion, yeah, but it's the right one.
+1 Well said.
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