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Windows 7 users UAC settings


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Poll: UAC--On or Off? (6 member(s) have cast votes)

What UAC setting do you use?

  1. Highest--Always on. (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  2. Default--Notify me only when programs try to make changes to my computer (2 votes [33.33%])

    Percentage of vote: 33.33%

  3. Notify me only when programs try to make changes to my computer (do not dim my desktop) (2 votes [33.33%])

    Percentage of vote: 33.33%

  4. Off (1 votes [16.67%])

    Percentage of vote: 16.67%

  5. I do not like green eggs and ham I do not like them Sam I am. (1 votes [16.67%])

    Percentage of vote: 16.67%

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#1 Union_Thug

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Posted 28 February 2011 - 10:40 PM

I'd like to get some input from Windows 7 users regarding the User Account Control (UAC) feature, whether you use it or not (and why/why not if you choose to add) and opinions on it's usefulness, effectiveness, etc. and of course, whether you find it just plain annoying.

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#2 Allan

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Posted 01 March 2011 - 08:17 AM

While I always suggest that users leave UAC settings alone, I don't follow my own advice. I set UAC to off on my systems. Needless to say I take every other precaution to insure that the system is well protected and safe. New users should certainly leave it at default, and more experienced users are safe setting it to a lower setting - but still on. An easy way to manage uac is with a simple third party app name tweakuac: http://www.tweak-uac.com/home/ .

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Posted 01 March 2011 - 09:54 AM

I believe that I turned it off...I tend to disable such things (relying on my luck/knowledge/responsibility) that are really designed for novice users as self-protection.

On the other hand...I still employ the same system protection measures that I have used in the past and which have worked to my satisfaction.

And...I routinely do image backups, so malware/system problems...could never be the disaster for me...that such are for many users.

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Posted 01 March 2011 - 12:54 PM

I leave it on, it doesn't bother me at all. :thumbup2:

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Posted 01 March 2011 - 05:10 PM

I would recommend to leave it at the default settings. I know lot of people are annoyed by it.
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Posted 02 March 2011 - 05:15 AM

I use the Notify me only when programs try to make changes... setting and use this shortcut tweak : Elevated Program Shortcut without UAC Prompt for my most commonly used programs. I barely hear a peep from UAC yet benefit from the added protection it provides without the "annoyance" of the extra mouse click. Funny how people see one extra mouseclick as "hard work" and disable UAC for this reason only.:whistle:




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