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Windows 7: Poll : Have you got UAC enabled or Disabled ?

View Poll Results: Have You Got UAC Enabled or Disabled ?
Yes 40 71.43%
No 16 28.57%
Voters: 56. You may not vote on this poll

11 Feb 2010   #21
noobvious

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit SP1 (desktop)
 
 

I recently enabled mine at default level. I only know it's there if I reboot,and get queried about one program, or if I run Malwarebytes. Other than that, I wouldn't know it was there.


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12 Feb 2010   #22
Greg S

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

Turned on, highest level
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12 Feb 2010   #23
tw33k

Windows 7 Ultimate (x64) SP1
 
 

Off
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13 Feb 2010   #24
KazeNoKoe23

Windows 7 Professional x64 SP1
 
 

I have it enabled on both my machines, at the default setting. It doesn't bother me in the slightest.
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13 Feb 2010   #25
WDAexodus

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

On at lowest level
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13 Feb 2010   #26
pasquanel

Win 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

I don't know how anybody tolerates that thing! It apparently uses no logic and squawks at every move one makes it even tries to protect me from Microsoft offerings that are digitally signed! If it does not recognize its own parent what good is it? I just turned it on and the first %@&$!!**! thing it did was disable my Internet connection!
It also is very paranoid of my printer! Good grief this is the best they have to offer?
Just turn the whole blasted computer off thats the safest!
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13 Feb 2010   #27
kronckew

Win 7 ultimate x64 sp1
 
 

i assumed yes means off and no means on. bit confusing, that. anyhow i voted OFF/yes.
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14 Feb 2010   #28
Johnson

XP Pro and Windows7 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by HexDSL View Post
I have never heard of any software or drivers not working because of UAC, in fact, I'm pretty sure that i would not install any software that recommended i turn it off.
Hello HexDS

UAC (and Avast's Behavior module) will block the NA icons of software that needs low level access. Now the really stuped part is that the functionality of the software isn't blocked, just the icon.

Two examples: HDD Temperature, I use it on a laptop where temps can become an issue, and NetWorx, which monitors and displays connection speed/duration. Both obviously are rather useless if not seen in realtime.

With UAC, this was the case in Vista and now continues in 7. Setting UAC to low doesn't make a diffference.

This happens at bootup, so no dialog w/ UAC, and w/ Avast, changed it to load last which solves that problem.
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14 Feb 2010   #29
Greg S

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Johnson View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by HexDSL View Post
I have never heard of any software or drivers not working because of UAC, in fact, I'm pretty sure that i would not install any software that recommended i turn it off.
Hello HexDS

UAC (and Avast's Behavior module) will block the NA icons of software that needs low level access. Now the really stuped part is that the functionality of the software isn't blocked, just the icon.

Two examples: HDD Temperature, I use it on a laptop where temps can become an issue, and NetWorx, which monitors and displays connection speed/duration. Both obviously are rather useless if not seen in realtime.

With UAC, this was the case in Vista and now continues in 7. Setting UAC to low doesn't make a diffference.

This happens at bootup, so no dialog w/ UAC, and w/ Avast, changed it to load last which solves that problem.
I've found one app that does this, HD Tune. What I did for it was created Elevated Program Shortcut without UAC Prompt as seen here Elevated Program Shortcut without UAC Prompt - Create Then added the shortcut E:\Windows\System32\schtasks.exe /run /tn HDTune to Local Machine Run in registry
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14 Feb 2010   #30
pezzonovante

Windows 7 RTM x86
 
 

Turned on, set to the maximum level.
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