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Windows 7: Is it safe to disable UAC

16 Jul 2010   #1
craney5

Windows 7 64bit
 
 
Is it safe to disable UAC

Evening all just a quick question i was wondering if its deemed safe to diable UAC. The reason i ask is my MSI afterburner app and others as well always pop up when i start my machine to ask me if its ok for them to load. I have set them to start up with windows as i need them but cant find a way to have UAC not pop up asking me every time i boot

any ideas?

many thanks


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16 Jul 2010   #2
beauparc

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

I disabled it in Vista and also Win7. Hate the damned thing.
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16 Jul 2010   #3
The Howling Wolves

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Read this
User Account Control (UAC) - Vista Forums
and then type in UAC is search box above for more info.
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16 Jul 2010   #4
JonM33

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by craney5 View Post
Evening all just a quick question i was wondering if its deemed safe to diable UAC. The reason i ask is my MSI afterburner app and others as well always pop up when i start my machine to ask me if its ok for them to load. I have set them to start up with windows as i need them but cant find a way to have UAC not pop up asking me every time i boot

any ideas?

many thanks
It depends...do you install illegal software (use cracks, keygens, etc) or visit unknown websites (ie not legitimate)?

Practice common sense and use legal software and you won't need to worry about UAC. It's mainly designed to protect people from themselves, those that download pirated software or browse the web without thinking.
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16 Jul 2010   #5
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

If you do not use the internet, it is safe to disable. If you do use the internet, it is not such a bright idea.
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16 Jul 2010   #6
JMH

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit. SP1.
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by craney5 View Post
Evening all just a quick question i was wondering if its deemed safe to diable UAC. The reason i ask is my MSI afterburner app and others as well always pop up when i start my machine to ask me if its ok for them to load. I have set them to start up with windows as i need them but cant find a way to have UAC not pop up asking me every time i boot

any ideas?

many thanks
Hi craney5,

You ask is it safe to disable UAC...

Being safe implies far more than having UAC enabled / disabled. [ Firewall, Anti virus etc, surfing habits etc.]

You might care to read the link below.

FWIW I have left UAC on.... A few extra clicks worry me not.

Jan.


User Account Control: Inside Windows 7 User Account Control
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16 Jul 2010   #7
Barman58

Windows 8.1 Pro x64 x3 + Windows 10 Preview, Ubuntu
 
 

Rather than disable UAC completely take a look at this tutorial . This should allow you to load your required applications at start-up without triggering the UAC prompt.

pay particular attention to the highest privledges setting and when the application is triggered at start-up or a particular user log 0n

Task - Create to Run a Program at Startup and Log On
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18 Jul 2010   #8
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

UAC is a little safety item. It's only a click away. Me and my mouse don't have a problem with it. It's a little reminder to the uses; do I really want that program to open or (I didn't even no I had that program) if the later you have some searching to do before allowing it to open. A little safety that cost nothing.
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