Posted 15 November 2007 - 11:19 AM
I'm still pretty new to Vista, myself, but I agonized through a similar situation until I got my settings to a fairly acceptable state. Maybe I can help you, but we'll have to deal with specific instances rather than the general problem that you described.
Do you have the User Account Control on or off? When it's off, you'll almost always get a security warning and that little security shield icon in your systray. Clicking that will take you to the Security Center, which will give you a fairly specific idea of what Vista considers to be a problem.
**I think your desktop still belongs to MS. I'm very frustrated, myself, by the lack of control I have in Vista.**