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Windows 7: Is it just me, or is 7's UAC MORE annoying than Vista?

23 Oct 2009   #1

Win 7 64 bit
Is it just me, or is 7's UAC MORE annoying than Vista?

In Vista, when I got a UAC prompt, all I had to do was to click "Allow", but in 7, I have to type in a username and password, and that sucks!

How would I roll this out on a network? What would I have to do, give everyone the admin password, or sit around all day and hold their hands?

There must be a way to get back to the old behaviour without sacrificing security. Any ideas?

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23 Oct 2009   #2

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro

That does not sound like a normal UAC prompt... can you use the snip and post a screen shot?
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23 Oct 2009   #3

windows 7 ultimate

you can change uac settings...type uac in the search box
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23 Oct 2009   #4

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro

Changing the UAC settings is not recommended for a corporate environment ... It is another layer of safety between the user and the ne're do wells of the internet....
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23 Oct 2009   #5

Win 7 64 bit

Nope, it won't let me take a screen shot of it.

I don't want to disable UAC, I just want it to stop asking me for a username and password.

Maybe its different because I have a server and a domain? I am an administrator on the domain, and I added my network user account to the local administrators group, still same crap.
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23 Oct 2009   #6

Windows® 8 Pro (64-bit)

I never use UAC.
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23 Oct 2009   #7

Win7 Build 7600 x86

I think you UAC is set to strict.

There is a slider to tune it down.
Set it to the second position from the top.

This is how:
Go to control panel and then to useraccounts

In the right pane chose change settings for useraccount (or something similar, I'm on dutch OS)

You will see the slider.

My guess it's at the top most position.
Slide it down to the second postition from the top.

Good luck
My System SpecsSystem Spec
23 Oct 2009   #8

Win 7 64 bit

I tried sliding it down one notch, but still same thing.

UAC in general does not bother me, I just can't stand entering my admin username and password again and again.
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23 Oct 2009   #9

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1

What is causing the UAC prompt?
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23 Oct 2009   #10

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate SP1

Sounds to me like your Local Security Policy is set to Prompt for credentials for some reason. Can you confirm that you have Local Security Policy in your Administrative Tools? Just search for it from the Search Box.

Either that, or you're running as a standard user.

If you have it, I'll tell you how to change this. If you don't, I'll just do a little trip down Google lane and tell you how to change it.
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 Is it just me, or is 7's UAC MORE annoying than Vista?

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