I'm taking a poll - Are you running with UAC or have you disabled UAC?

Discussion in 'Windows Vista General Discussion' started by Joseph Geretz, Feb 20, 2007.

  1. I'm taking a poll to get a sense of how my own experience corresponds to the
    experience of others with Vista UAC. I will create two replies to this post;
    one reply for I leave UAC enabled and another reply for I have disabled UAC.
    If you will please reply to the appropriate branch, we'll be able to get a
    sense of how the community in general relates to the new UAC feature in
    Vista.

    Thanks,

    - Joseph Geretz -
     
    Joseph Geretz, Feb 20, 2007
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  2. If you leave UAC enabled, please repond to this branch.
     
    Joseph Geretz, Feb 20, 2007
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  3. If you have disabled UAC, please respond to this branch.
     
    Joseph Geretz, Feb 20, 2007
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  4. Joseph Geretz

    Scott Guest

    Here.

    I'd suggest moving this to the web. There are scads of free polling
    sites.

    --
    Scott http://angrykeyboarder.com

    A: Because it messes up the order in which people normally read text.
    Q: Why is top-posting such a bad thing?
    NOTICE: In-Newsgroup (and therefore off-topic) comments on my sig will
    be cheerfully ignored, so don't waste our time.
     
    Scott, Feb 20, 2007
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    Conor Guest

    I've used Linux so I'm used to being asked if I want to do what I've
    just said I want to do.
     
    Conor, Feb 20, 2007
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  6. I agree with Scott, NNTP is not really a good forum for polling type
    questions. If such an online poll were setup, I would reply that I have UAC
    enabled on my Vista install.
     
    Tom Porterfield, Feb 20, 2007
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    john Guest

    I did one better
    I disabled Vista

    it's on its way back to MS right now....
     
    john, Feb 20, 2007
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  8. Joseph Geretz

    Larry Maturo Guest

    Disabled, and glad of it.

    -- Larry Maturo
     
    Larry Maturo, Feb 20, 2007
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  9. Joseph Geretz

    Scott Guest

    Just not as often. :0)
    --
    Scott http://angrykeyboarder.com

    A: Because it messes up the order in which people normally read text.
    Q: Why is top-posting such a bad thing?
    NOTICE: In-Newsgroup (and therefore off-topic) comments on my sig will
    be cheerfully ignored, so don't waste our time.
     
    Scott, Feb 20, 2007
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  10. Joseph Geretz

    Opinicus Guest

    Opinicus, Feb 20, 2007
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  11. Disabled it as soon as I learned where it was at.

    I left it on, on the GFs machine, because I'm mad at her right now :p

    I do turn it on whenever I want to test a problem someone else is having.
    But I don't go to the cool websites or download warez, so I don't have
    problems with malware or viruses like so many other people seem to. Plus I'm
    a all-knowing Admin type. I'll take my chances with destroying the universe
    by an accidental click
     
    Dale \Mad_Murdock\ White, Feb 20, 2007
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    gripstock Guest

    I'll admit there are more mouse clicks to get where you are going but
    it is a safety net for me. I have been computing for about 15 years
    and I do have a few ocassions over the years I would have been saved
    from a thoughtless mouse click had that feature been there.
     
    gripstock, Feb 20, 2007
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    Pete Delgado Guest

    UAC enabled... but I'm a developer and I have to get my software working
    with UAC as the majority of the corporate desktops that my product will
    deploy to will probably have UAC enabled.

    -Pete
     
    Pete Delgado, Feb 20, 2007
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  14. I keep UAC active, so Program Files is not writable to programs, IE7 runs in
    Protected Mode, etc, but I have disabled most of the prompts, so I only get
    ones that are of a higher level. I used this setting in secpol.msc:

    http://www.tweakvista.eu/show_tweak.php?tweak=84

    ss.
     
    Synapse Syndrome, Feb 20, 2007
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  15. Right now I have it disabled, because I can't get our application installed
    with it enabled.

    BTW, who decides exactly what operations require elevated privileges? Is
    there a list somewhere?
     
    Joseph Geretz, Feb 20, 2007
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  16. Joseph Geretz

    BChat Guest

    If you leave UAC enabled, please repond to this branch.

    Mine is enabled - AFTER I set the machine up the way I wanted it
     
    BChat, Feb 20, 2007
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    Conor Guest

    TBH it seems about the same. Apart from games such as Battlefield 2,
    everything I run has been properly written as they should be, i.e don't
    need to be an Administrator, so they don't ask.
     
    Conor, Feb 20, 2007
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  18. Joseph Geretz

    Conor Guest

    Complain to whoever wrote it. Ask them to justify needing to be run as
    Administrator.
    Anything which makes system changes or requires elevated permissions to
    run.
     
    Conor, Feb 20, 2007
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  19. Joseph Geretz

    ThePro Guest

     
    ThePro, Feb 20, 2007
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  20. Enabled.
    Once the installation and setup of programs and drivers finished, I rarely
    see UAC.

    Unfortunately UAC got a largely unfair reputation from the beta days.
    "But it is a Beta" very much applies when it comes to UAC in the Vista Beta.
    UAC continuously got better as the Beta progressed.
    Earlier UAC was always coming up it seems for almost anything.
    Now with RTM, UAC is far more refined, able to work properly and only shows
    itself at appropriate times.

    UAC behavior in any of the Betas is not a reasonable view of Vista.
    If you have not tried UAC enabled with RTM or after you finished customizing
    the computer, try it and see the difference.
     
    Jupiter Jones [MVP], Feb 20, 2007
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