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Windows 7: UAC as Admin???

20 Jun 2010   #11
Corrine

Windows 7 & Windows Vista Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jsmoline View Post
I am fully stealthed, behind a router with a firewall and NAT enabled, Windows firewall is also on and I'm using MSE. I have used a third party firewall until W 7. It is set to defaults and I get some outbound warnings from this or MSE. Not sure as is pops up as windows security I think. I think I'm safe.

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Hi again, John.

As far as I can recall, I have only received one request for permission for an outgoing program with both Windows Vista and Windows 7 firewall programs. That was for Trillian, a "chat" program I use for IRC. So, what kind of outbound warnings are you receiving?

I think I posted something a bit earlier today with my thoughts on UAC. Then again, could have been yesterday.

Anyway, I personally want to know precisely what is gong on at all times on my computer. I don't care that I launched a program that I closed 10 minutes ago and I get a UAC prompt asking me to approve the elevation. To me, it is just second nature.


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20 Jun 2010   #12
jsmoline

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

So, if I create new admin account, it automatically has admin rights. Then I change existing admin account to standard user account. All in this newly changed user account will function as it always did?
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20 Jun 2010   #13
hackerman1

W7-Enterprise + WS-2008 (Converted to Workstation)
 
 

jsmoline: also create a new USER-account for your wife,
if she makes some mistake then nothing will happen to YOUR files....
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20 Jun 2010   #14
jsmoline

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Corrine View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jsmoline View Post
I am fully stealthed, behind a router with a firewall and NAT enabled, Windows firewall is also on and I'm using MSE. I have used a third party firewall until W 7. It is set to defaults and I get some outbound warnings from this or MSE. Not sure as is pops up as windows security I think. I think I'm safe.

(bold added)
Hi again, John.

As far as I can recall, I have only received one request for permission for an outgoing program with both Windows Vista and Windows 7 firewall programs. That was for Trillian, a "chat" program I use for IRC. So, what kind of outbound warnings are you receiving?

I think I posted something a bit earlier today with my thoughts on UAC. Then again, could have been yesterday.

Anyway, I personally want to know precisely what is gong on at all times on my computer. I don't care that I launched a program that I closed 10 minutes ago and I get a UAC prompt asking me to approve the elevation. To me, it is just second nature.
I don't remember. There has only been a couple of them. One was a java thing when I was doing a speed test. I was glad to see W 7 protecting me. I'm good with the UAC turned on. What do you think about always using Admin. account?
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20 Jun 2010   #15
jsmoline

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by hackerman1 View Post
jsmoline: also create a new USER-account for your wife,
if she makes some mistake then nothing will happen to YOUR files....
I shouldn't need to make her a user account as this newly, changed from admin to standard user, is her account. I just maintain it and use it myself. Do you agree?
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20 Jun 2010   #16
Corrine

Windows 7 & Windows Vista Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jsmoline View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by hackerman1 View Post
jsmoline: also create a new USER-account for your wife,
if she makes some mistake then nothing will happen to YOUR files....
I shouldn't need to make her a user account as this newly, changed from admin to standard user, is her account. I just maintain it and use it myself. Do you agree?
Yes, that is fine.
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20 Jun 2010   #17
hackerman1

W7-Enterprise + WS-2008 (Converted to Workstation)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jsmoline View Post
So, if I create new admin account, it automatically has admin rights. Then I change existing admin account to standard user account. All in this newly changed user account will function as it always did?
yes.
it should not be any problem, that is exactly what i once did myself...

i installed Vista, and always used my ADMIN-account with UAC off,
because all those UAC-prompts was driving me crazy when i tried to configure my computer.

but then i learned that its a VERY bad idea, so i created a new ADMIN-account, and changed my ADMIN into a USER-account,
and yes, everything worked exactly as before.
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20 Jun 2010   #18
jsmoline

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

I will give this a try and let you know how it goes.
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20 Jun 2010   #19
hackerman1

W7-Enterprise + WS-2008 (Converted to Workstation)
 
 

just remember to create the new ADMIN first....
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20 Jun 2010   #20
jsmoline

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

I created the new admin account first. Then changed the original admin account to standard user. Logged in to new admin account. tried to change some printer setting to see if I had the rights. I got the access denied message. Did I do something wrong? The new admin account should do whatever I tell it. The old admin account, which I changed to standard user, I can still do anything I want.
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