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Windows 7: Windows Vista support ends today.

17 May 2017   #21
RoWin7

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

I switched straight from XPSP3 to 7 a few months ago, and I'm still trying to get around the UAC. By the time I found about about the Hidden Administrator, I forgot what programs I was trying to install.


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17 May 2017   #22
Melchior

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 x64 (v6.1.7601.23537)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by RoWin7 View Post
I switched straight from XPSP3 to 7 a few months ago, and I'm still trying to get around the UAC. By the time I found about about the Hidden Administrator, I forgot what programs I was trying to install.
the UAC can be disabled in the..
Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\User Accounts
"Change User Account Control Settings"
just set it to bottom = never notify
GOOD BYE UAC HELL! lol
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17 May 2017   #23
RoWin7

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

It's frustrating to have permission to run an zipped installer, and then be denied having it unzipped. I would lower it only temporarily to install 2 particular programs. UAC's there for a reason.
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17 May 2017   #24
Barman58

Windows 10 Pro x64 x2 Windows 10 Enterprise x64, Ubuntu
 
 

UAC was one of Vista's great additions, I could finally run as a single User rather than the two you had to use for the awful Disneyesque XP, Due to it's stupid lack of security
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17 May 2017   #25
Brds7t7

Windows 7 Pro 64-Bit, Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit, Windows 8.1 Pro 64-Bit
 
 

I've never disabled UAC in Windows 7. One extra click has never bothered me. And the programs I trust and run frequently - I have a shortcut in the start menu which points to a scheduled task to run the program with Admin privileges. It means it won't throw up a UAC prompt every time I open that program.

Have to be honest though, I did disable it in Vista as I found it a little too aggressive (due to my lack of knowledge about it back in the Vista days). Although, that was the whole point of it. But it was nice to get more control over it in Windows 7.
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17 May 2017   #26
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

I have UAC set to Always Notify. It takes me only one or (if I'm half asleep) two seconds to see what program is associated with the popup, then click on yes or no.

It may seem like a hurt in the donkey but UAC is there to protect you. It lets you know when a program or process is being started up. That way, if you did not initiate the program or process starting up, you can block it. I also keeps a program or process from starting up unnoticed if the computer is running but you aren't attending it, such as when grabbing a snack, answering the phone or doorbell, taking a bio break, etc. and keeps the startup on hold until you can determine if the process or program starting up actually should be or not.
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18 May 2017   #27
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
Yep I never had any issues with uac popups never really understood the uproar over it either
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18 May 2017   #28
SCANNERMAN777

Windows 7 Ultimate, Windows 8.1 Pro, Linux Mint/Cinnimon (Triple Boot)
 
 
UAC

I've never disabled it. Never had a reason
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19 May 2017   #29
tetraps

Windows 7 Professional x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SCANNERMAN777 View Post
I've never disabled it. Never had a reason
Same here. I like the prompts (just not the desktop dimming which I disable). I'd rather have UAC to prevent me from accidentally clicking something. It just takes a second to confirm the prompt anyway.
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19 May 2017   #30
Mooly

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SCANNERMAN777 View Post
Vista was the OS that gave us Windows 7, Never forget that - Barman58
And W7 was the OS that removed much of Vista's customisation.

The biggest problem for UAC in Vista was the 5 second wait each way... it was surprising how long that seems. Five... four... three... two... one... CLICK... one... two... three... four... five.
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