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Windows 7: Rethinking usefulness of UAC

03 Aug 2011   #11
cluberti

Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

That's what I mentioned about disabling mandatory integrity control, but you are indeed correct - it directly affects apps like IE and Google Chrome (and many others, but those are the most obvious).




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03 Aug 2011   #12
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by strollin View Post
I also would like to reiterate that I personally have never had a situation where UAC protected me from an errant program but had plenty of instances where the UAC was an annoyance.
I've had a handful of situations where UAC popped up and i told it no. Most often though, it's an application that I launched that I knew would throw it...like Acronis True Image when I make a backup. In these cases, while an annoyance, it's only for like 1 second while I click on Ok, and I have my mouse snap to the dialog box so I'm already in position.

I've never personally found UAC to be that annoying and I just click the links. I probably only see these popups a couple of times a week.
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03 Aug 2011   #13
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Does UAC mangle the imaging process? If you answer it "NO", it won't block a program in the future if you need it to run?
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03 Aug 2011   #14
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

If you answer it no, the program doesn't start and thus does nothing.
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03 Aug 2011   #15
cluberti

Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

UAC has nothing to do with imaging, because you have to run sysprep as an administrator. Imaging itself is done offline, so no impact there.
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03 Aug 2011   #16
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
Most often though, it's an application that I launched that I knew would throw it...like Acronis True Image when I make a backup.
Thihs is your statement I was curious about.
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03 Aug 2011   #17
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I just meant that I knew that clicking on Acronis to take an image would throw the UAC prompt up into my face to click on ok.
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03 Aug 2011   #18
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Ahhh, ok. I see what you meant now. not reading well tonight.
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04 Aug 2011   #19
A Guy

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

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User Account Control (UAC) was probably the first new feature of Windows Vista that most users encountered, and received considerable attention when the OS was released. UAC gives a way for users to act as computer administrators just for administrator tasks. This is important to only allow software that requires elevated rights to run with such powerful (and potentially dangerous) rights. Over time, UAC prompts have diminished, especially with the release of Windows 7. But it's clear malware authors really hate UAC.
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