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Windows 7: How avoid having to give repeated permissions

20 Nov 2009   #1
wsplawn

Windows XP
 
 
How avoid having to give repeated permissions

Following the suggestion of others using Windows 7, though I am an administrator, I log in as a standard user and switch to my Admin account when the situation calls for it. This works out most of the time and is not too onerous.

However, there are times when it gets to be a pain. For example, when I want to check my system backup. I click on a folder called Windows Image backup and the file I really want to see is three levels down and each time I go down a level I have to enter a password.

Is there a way of dealing with this that will make is less troublesome?


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20 Nov 2009   #2
Urbwolf

Windows 7 64bit
 
 

under start menu search for UAC then click change user account control settings and turn your uac down.
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20 Nov 2009   #3
harpua

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 (Retail)
 
 

I know it's not recommended but I have just shut UAC off completely. I've been running like that with Vista and now 7 for several years and have not had a problem, but I have good security software running and am fairly careful about where I go and what I download and use virtual machines to check out questionable stuff. Also I always have recent clones and back up images of my entire system offline so it would be relatively easy for me to recover from any disaster, should one occur. For my wife and non computer people like her, however, I recommend keeping UAC on, but for the knowledgeable enthusiast, who is willing to take the kinds of precautions and safeguards mentioned, I think it's OK to turn it off.
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20 Nov 2009   #4
wsplawn

Windows XP
 
 

Harpa & UrbWolf

When you log-in do you log-in as standard or as an administrator?
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20 Nov 2009   #5
dave1812

Win7
 
 

Just like the admonishment to not remove the tags from pillows, I find the nervous-nelly comments about not turning off UAC to be just as ludicrous. THe first thing I do after installing Vista or 7 is turn off UAC. I'm on line all the time, I have a decent virus program and I don't have issues, "just because I turned off UAC".
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20 Nov 2009   #6
Frostmourne

Windows 7 Ultimate x86-64
 
 

Can't see the point of reducing protection to XP's level either.
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20 Nov 2009   #7
Urbwolf

Windows 7 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by wsplawn View Post
Harpa & UrbWolf

When you log-in do you log-in as standard or as an administrator?

You log in as administrator to change UAC
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20 Nov 2009   #8
harpua

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 (Retail)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by wsplawn View Post
Harpa & UrbWolf

When you log-in do you log-in as standard or as an administrator?
I also routinely run as an administrator because I'm frequently adding and removing different apps and playing around with my system in various ways. Again, with the procedures I mentioned in my previous post in this thread, I feel pretty safe and always have my backups if anything disastrous should happen, but in all the years I've been running this way, I've never had a problem attributable to it.
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20 Nov 2009   #9
MacGyvr

Windows 7 Ultimate RTM (Technet)
 
 

I've never played the game of "working" under a standard user profile and switching to admin as needed. It just doesn't work for me and it's never caused a problem. I can understand how it would be useful for those who truly know nothing about computers though. My opinion is that if you know enough to set it up that way, you probably know enough to stay out of trouble anyway.
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21 Nov 2009   #10
dave1812

Win7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Frostmourne View Post
Can't see the point of reducing protection to XP's level either.
So u think some extra mouse clicks is going to save you from disaster? UAC is way overrated IMO...and a real PITA.
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