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Windows 7: So, when does UAC present itself to you

31 Jan 2010   #11

Windows 7 Ultimate x86-64

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Of course, installers will pop up UAC but I have - and probably others - gotten so used to these they barely count.
Yes, installers will pop up UAC. However, it's not like I install 20-30 apps a day. In fact, after getting my machine's pretty rare for a new install. Usually just an application update.

But keep it coming guys...I'd like to know as much as possible.
Of the 13 or 14 games I've installed all popped up UAC to start install shield or whatever the installer was on disc insert/autoplay.

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31 Jan 2010   #12
Greg S

Windows 7 Professional 32-bit (6.1, Build 7600)

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Funny, mine is different. .
Same here. I can't even get into msconfig without a prompt but then again I have UAC at it's highest level and provide password.
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31 Jan 2010   #13

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit. SP1.

Have 2 x Vista Ultimate 64-bit laptops here.
UAC prompts are continuous.
It doesn't concern me at all.
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31 Jan 2010   #14

Windows® 8 Pro (64-bit)

I have disabled UAC because I feel that its useless.
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31 Jan 2010   #15

Windows 7 RTM x86

I always turn UAC slider to the highest value, i.e, Vista Mode, in Windows 7. I have never found it annoying. It's a great feature.
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31 Jan 2010   #16

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Thanks guys for the feedback.

To those of you moving the slider to the max, you obviously understand why you get so many prompts and you appear to be satisfied with your experience. I personally don't find it all that valuable to tell me when I perform an admin task...the little UAC shield is sufficient to let me know that I am getting into an admit task. But hey, to each his own on this...I'm not judging just commenting.

As far as UAC being useless, I don't agree. I want to know when an app has to elevate itself. Sure, most times I just accept that tools like Acronis or Malwarebytes have to elevate...and I don't know EXACTLY what they are doing...but in the event that firefox or IE or something else attempts to elevate which isn't normal could alert me to a problem on my PC that I might otherwise not know about. That's the value that I find in it. But granted, this hasn't happened this certainly isn't a tool that I rely heavily on.
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31 Jan 2010   #17

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit SP1 (desktop)

My computer was given to me with MSE, ThreatFire, and Malwarebytes installed, and NoScript enabled on Firefox(to which I added AdblockPlus) and the UAC was disabled.

I did enable it at default level one day last week,out of curiosity, but I had to do a system restore the next day and never re-enabled it. Maybe I will give it another shot.

OK....enabled at default level. We'll see what happens.
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31 Jan 2010   #18

Windows 7 Ultimate x86 & x64

I have a router with a hardware firewall. Comodo firewall (to monitor out going), avira anti-virus, ccleaner, windows defender, as well as adblock plus, wot, and no scripts on firefox.

I've had UAC disabled since vista and never had a problem with virus or malware infections.

In my opinion. As long as you know that the program you are installing comes from a trusted source. As long as you practice safe browsing habit. It doesn't really matter if UAC is enabled or disabled.
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31 Jan 2010   #19

Windows Se7en Ultimate 7600.16385.090713-1255 (x86)

Have kept UAC completely disabled since I'm running a HIPs program which does the same thing that UAC does . . . . . . and some more.
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31 Jan 2010   #20

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Hey Guys,

I'd like to try keeping this thread on topic. If you look at my original post, I specifically asked to not turn this into a debate on the merits or lack thereof of using UAC.

Instead, I'm trying to understand for those who do have it enabled at the default Windows 7 standard level, what things they do which generate UAC prompts so I can get some insight as to why some people feel that it's so annoying that they immediately shut it off. I'm trying to determine if there are apps out there which really cause more discomfort than others.

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