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UAC, is it ok to turn off


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#1 Moe_P

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Posted 15 August 2014 - 09:58 AM

I was just wondering, since I am the only user on this computer, is it ok to turn off UAC so I don't have to keep clicking on that allow box in order to run programs I run every day.

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Posted 15 August 2014 - 11:06 AM

I know I'll get a lot of flack for this.

 

It is your computer, you do what you want. However I do not

recommend turning off UAC for the simple reason that being human

we tend to become too comfortable and do not read or heed messages

of importance. As much experience I have (not bragging of course)

I have my computer(s) and I recommend that everyone should set up

their computers this way.

Even the most experienced Users.

 

1. Enable the Hidden Administrator account.
Tap the start orb type cmd in the Search programs and files

window.
2. Under Programs(1) Right click cmd.exe and left click Run as

administrator.
3. The command window opens. Immediately following the prompt in

the command window type the following line...

net user administrator /active:yes

4. Press Enter to execute the command. The processor responds with

The command completed successfully.
5. Log into the Hidden Administrator account. Password protect it.

Create a password recovery disk
6. Disable the Hidden Administrator account.
Tap the start orb type cmd in the Search programs and files

window.
7. Under Programs(1) Right click cmd.exe and left click Run as

administrator.
8. The command window opens. Immediately following the prompt in

the command window type the following line...

net user administrator /active:no

9.Store the password recovery disk in a safe place.

10. Create an Administrator account. Password protect the newly

created account. Create a password recovery disk and Store the

password recovery disk in a safe place. This account should be

used when you are making system wide changes that require elevated

permissions.

11. Create a Standard user account. Password protect the Standard

user account and use it for everyday access. Create a password

recovery disk and store the password recovery disk in a safe

place. This account should be used for your everyday computing

tasks.

12. Develop the habit of Right clicking executable files and

shortcuts choosing Run as administrator. In the Standard user mode

you will have to type in the Administrator password to perform the

task.

13. Disable the Guest Account.

 

An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure!






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