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    Default Opinions on Win 7 UAC

    An article in a computer magazine recommends that Win 7 UAC should be set to "Always Notify" rather the than the medium default setting, saying that the better security was worth the additional popups. What do you do?

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    Default Re: Opinions on Win 7 UAC

    I've turned it off. I've also turned it off in vista. I found that it can stop programs from updating. Foxit is one of them. It'll say access denied if its up too high

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    Default Re: Opinions on Win 7 UAC

    I have it turned off. I don't think its a very good feature because I'm always getting calls from my grandma on whether or not to allow things. I really need to get up there and disable it. (running Vista). When running Vista I never had anything bad come up (before I disabled it )

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    Default Re: Opinions on Win 7 UAC

    Quote Originally Posted by Speedy Gonzales View Post
    I've turned it off. I've also turned it off in vista. I found that it can stop programs from updating. Foxit is one of them. It'll say access denied if its up too high
    But would you recommend everyone should turn off UAC as a matter of course?

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    Default Re: Opinions on Win 7 UAC

    i do/would.

    it's just plain irritating, i've never known any problems with it on except if i want to install itunes etc so IMO theres no need for it to be on.

    i've got it turned off on my laptop and its great not having it pop up for every little thing.
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    Default Re: Opinions on Win 7 UAC

    No did I say that Sweep?

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    Default Re: Opinions on Win 7 UAC

    Quote Originally Posted by Speedy Gonzales View Post
    No did I say that Sweep?
    No you didn't.

    I was just trying to clarify what you thought and hence my question.

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    Default Re: Opinions on Win 7 UAC

    UAC never really bothers me - so it stays on. Why turn off a feature that makes Windows more secure? *nix has had this concept for years (sudo). It seems that when Microsoft finally does something to make Windows more secure, everyone goes around turning it off, thus putting them back at square one.

    In terms of "Always Notify" versus the default setting, it's probably safer, but may annoy some people. When I upgrade to W7 (still on Vista), I'll probably turn it on.
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    Default Re: Opinions on Win 7 UAC

    I have also found UAC to affect programs running or updating, and I have had to disable it on some of my customers computers to allow there required software to start up.
    I like the concept and do my best to leave it on most machines, 98%, but it can be more of a handicap than a saviour at times.
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    Default Re: Opinions on Win 7 UAC

    Ah ok then Sweep. My bad. Depends if you get annoyed by it, like I do. Since I've killed it, nothing's gone bung / died / or fried. If I wanted to click on yes or confirm things every minute of the day. I would have put XP on it But, then it would be a waste of 4-5 GB

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