Disable Permission

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Security' started by Danny Mc?, Mar 18, 2007.

  1. Danny Mc?

    Danny Mc? Guest

    I bought a new computer with Vista pre-loaded and I am not digging this whole
    permission thing. I really enjoyed the Win2000 and then WinXP using Classic
    interface. How do I:

    1) Disable Vista from asking permission all the time and work just like I
    do with WinXP?
    or
    2) Trade in my Vista Business license for an XP Pro license?

    Thanks.
     
    Danny Mc?, Mar 18, 2007
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  2. Danny Mc?

    Tom Guest

    I had a similar problem and this is how I solved it.
    1. Click Start
    2. Control Panel
    3. User Accounts
    4. Make changes to your User Account
    5.Turn User Account control on or off
    6. Uncheck the box...Use User account control (UAC) to help protect your
    computer.
    7. Click OK button

    Thats it. Now you have control of your computer.

    NEXT... to keep from logging in every time you turn on the computer,

    Still in control panel...
    1. Click Parental Controls
    2. At the computer Administrator icon click to remove password or (no
    password).

    I have been reprimanded twice on 2 newsgroups for giving out this info.
    Let me know if this fixes your problem.
    Tom

    P.S. My wife bought an HP with Vista and she was ready to toss it into the
    garbage can until I disabled the permissions thingy. Now she loves it. She
    also had an XP before.
     
    Tom, Mar 18, 2007
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  3. Danny Mc?

    Jimmy Brush Guest

    Thats it. Now you have control of your computer.

    Actually, this is giving away the control of your computer to the programs
    that run on your computer.

    UAC notifies you when a program requests complete control over your computer
    and ASKS YOU whether or not it can run.

    When you give up this control, ALL PROGRAMS run with complete control over
    your computer.

    Are the prompts sometimes annoying? Yes.

    Do they give you more control over your computer? Yes!

    How?

    With UAC on, the *ONLY WAY* a program can get complete control over your
    computer is IF YOU ALLOW IT via a UAC prompt.

    Programs that DO NOT ask you for permission CANNOT do really nasty things to
    your computer.
    This is not a reprimand.


    --
    - JB
    Microsoft MVP - Windows Shell/User

    Windows Vista Support Faq
    http://www.jimmah.com/vista/
     
    Jimmy Brush, Mar 19, 2007
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  4. Danny Mc?

    Guest Guest

    Why are you so upset at people not wanting a crippled computer. If you want
    restricted rights log on as a standard user. If you want admin rights log on
    as an admin. If you want to use UAC, fine. But why scream at others in an
    hysterical tone. UAC is a doorway through security not extra security.

    Virtualisation has been in at least last two versions of windows.
     
    Guest, Mar 19, 2007
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  5. Danny Mc?

    Jimmy Brush Guest

    Why are you so upset at people not wanting a crippled computer.

    I am not upset.
    I agree.
    I'm not. I'm simply trying to make sure people understand what UAC does
    before they turn it off :)
    What exactly does that mean?
    But for different reasons.


    --
    - JB
    Microsoft MVP - Windows Shell/User

    Windows Vista Support Faq
    http://www.jimmah.com/vista/
     
    Jimmy Brush, Mar 19, 2007
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  6. Danny Mc?

    Guest Guest

    UAC is about letting people run as an admin.

    Standard users should not be prompted for a admin password (start handing
    them about and everyone will end up with admin access). If this truely is
    needed then Runas suffices.

    If one wants to run as an Admin then probably one actually does want to run
    as an admin.

    I don't object to it.

    But you are advocating in its favour. Perhaps your replies should lists pros
    and cons so people can see if it meets their needs or not. Else your
    reccommendations are strident as it doesn't include any assessment of the
    person's needs. Surely not everyone should use UAC?

    I note that Run As Restricted (where all writes are disallowed) has been
    removed from the run dialog.
     
    Guest, Mar 19, 2007
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  7. Danny Mc?

    Danny Mc? Guest

    Thanks Tom and Jimmy.

    The permission thing is very very annoying. Me having to click buttons 2
    and 3 times to do one task is a poor substitute for security. :)

    I have been operating in the Win95/Win98/Win2000/WinXP environments for a
    long long time. The OS is supposed to simplify things not make it more
    complicated! BTW, when Vista is setting up for the first time the one thing
    it pats itself on back for is that it is supposed to simplify things. I
    think not.

    I'm going to follow Tom's instructions and roll the dice. Nothing like
    living on the edge. Worse case there is always FDISK.

    Thanks
    Danny Mc?
     
    Danny Mc?, Mar 19, 2007
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  8. Danny Mc?

    Danny Mc? Guest

    He did not come off as upset to me. :)
     
    Danny Mc?, Mar 19, 2007
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    Tom Guest

    He did not come off as upset to me either. He was merely explaining his
    position and I thank him for his input.
    Tom
     
    Tom, Mar 19, 2007
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  10. Danny Mc?

    jmc777 Guest


    Most people are complaining because they're trying to run programs designed
    for previous version of Windows (which were given free reign to write to the
    file system and registry) on Vista. You shouldn't see any UAC prompts* if the
    software's written correctly.

    * providing the program in question isn't trying to make system-wide changes.
     
    jmc777, Mar 19, 2007
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  11. Danny Mc?

    Danny Mc? Guest

    Try copying files from one directory to another. ;)

    Danny Mc?

    Vista. You shouldn't see any UAC prompts* if the
     
    Danny Mc?, Mar 19, 2007
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  12. Danny Mc?

    Jimmy Brush Guest

    Hello,

    Are you tyring to copy files to system locations (such as program files or
    windows)? You should expect a prompt in these cases.

    However, if you are copying files between folders that you created, you
    should not be seeing a prompt.

    There is a special case where Windows Vista will prompt when it really
    shouldn't; this happens when you are accessing folders that were created
    from Windows XP or another installation of Windows. Windows Vista does not
    recognize that YOU created these folders, sine they weren't created in
    Windows Vista, and so requires a prompt to access them.

    You can modify the security on these folders to explicitly give your
    username access to them, which will get rid of the prompts.


    --
    - JB
    Microsoft MVP - Windows Shell/User

    Windows Vista Support Faq
    http://www.jimmah.com/vista/
     
    Jimmy Brush, Mar 21, 2007
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  13. Danny Mc?

    Rock Guest

    I don't see anything hysterical or screaming in his post. Just his advice
    as a counterpoint to what Tom suggested. Why do you get so upset about it?
    It seems you are since you are the one using hyperbole.
     
    Rock, Mar 26, 2007
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