How to disable "Are you sure you want to run this"?

Discussion in 'Windows Vista General Discussion' started by J.Kearney, Nov 16, 2007.

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    J.Kearney Guest

    OK I'm not ignorant of computers, I run XPSP2 and have been working with MS
    stuff since DOS2.0, even done some Unix admin. However, my exposure to
    Vista is limited.

    The girlfriend bought a new dual core notebook that came with Vista. Within
    2 months the keyboard crapped out and so we lost the beast for a couple
    weeks; but that's HW. Outside of putting Office 2003 and Symantec's Norton
    360 on it, I've had maybe an hour or two on it.

    How do you disable the blasted "Are you sure you want to run this
    application?" If I didn't want to run it; I wouldn't have launched it.

    And for a dual core machine with basically nothing on it; geez, it's slower
    than molasses in January. My 1.8GHz Pentium can run circles around it. Again
    thought that's probably a matter of adding RAM.

    Pointers would be appreciated. Thanks in advance.
    Joe
     
    J.Kearney, Nov 16, 2007
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    brink Guest

    Hi Joe,

    You can either turn off UAC or elevate the Administrators Privilege
    Level to stop the "Are you sure....".

    To turn off UAC:
    (Read the WARNING though)
    http://www.vistax64.com/tutorials/48893-user-account-control-uac.html

    To Elevate Administrators Privilege Level:
    http://www.vistax64.com/tutorials/80938-user-account-control-uac-elevate-privilege-level.html


    These tips will help you speed up the performance of Vista.
    http://www.vistax64.com/tutorials/81176-speed-up-performance-vista.html

    Shawn


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    brink, Nov 16, 2007
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    Mick Murphy Guest

    Norton does not help re: speed. It is a resource hog.

    You are far better off uninstalling it, and using Avast 4 Free home editon.
     
    Mick Murphy, Nov 16, 2007
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  4. Right click the applications executable > click Properties > Security (tab)
    recommended you disable UAC, you can but temporarily for things like
    installing applications.

    Read up on it:
    http://www.microsoft.com/technet/technetmag/issues/2007/06/UAC/default.aspx

    http://msinfluentials.com/blogs/jes...-about-vista-features-what-uac-really-is.aspx

    http://www.jimmah.com/vista/security/uac.aspx

    http://technet2.microsoft.com/Windo...8514-4c9e-ac08-4c21f5c6c2d91033.mspx?mfr=true
     
    Andre Da Costa[ActiveWin], Nov 16, 2007
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    Chris Game Guest

    Chris Game, Nov 16, 2007
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    brink Guest

    Hi Chris,

    Everything is both for the 32 bit and 64 bit Vista unless it is stated
    otherwise.

    Shawn


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    brink, Nov 16, 2007
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  7. If you are getting lots of UAC prompts, it's likely you are running old
    software, not designed for Vista.

    I recommend you check the manufacturers' websites for Vista-compatible
    upgrades.

    If you run software designed (or updated) for Vista, UAC prompts are quite
    rare.

    I strongly recommend you don't turn off UAC. It undermines much of the
    security advances in Vista. My software is all up to date and UAC prompts
    are quite rare.

    Personally, I'm very pleased my computer warns me when something that might
    have security implications is about to run.

    SteveT
     
    Steve Thackery, Nov 16, 2007
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    theclyde Guest

    These tips will help you speed up the performance of Vista.
    That is a very good question. I have actually referred friends to
    vistax64.com only to have them come back to me the next week saying
    that they have 32bit vista so they did not even go to that site. Sort
    of a bit of a mental roadblock for a lot of peoples, I guess
     
    theclyde, Nov 16, 2007
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  9. Its misleading, but it does contain helpful information for both platforms.
    Probably not the best name since Vista x64 is not as ubiquitous as Vista
    x86.
     
    Andre Da Costa[ActiveWin], Nov 16, 2007
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    brink Guest

    Hi theClyde,

    That is a shame. The site is dedicated to 64 bit Vista, but just about
    everything will apply to both 32 bit and 64 bit Vista. The tutorials
    will state if they are not for both versions.

    I will see what I can do to help make this more clear on the site.
    Thank you for bringing this to my attention guys.

    Shawn


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    theclyde Guest

    BTW - it is an excellent site. Thanks for your time and effort!
     
    theclyde, Nov 20, 2007
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