OK, that 'User Account Control' crap is off, but how do I . . . .

Discussion in 'Windows Vista General Discussion' started by Imageman, Feb 26, 2007.

  1. Imageman

    Imageman Guest

    Turned that irritating business off, but how do I stop that persistent
    Windows Security Center Window from popping up telling me I turned it off?
    I've got about 80 hours in now since Tuesday, making Vista more useable.
    There are a bunch of neat features buried in there, and a lot of superfluous
    crapola also. I'm not quite ready to say 'Vista Rocks', but . . . . . That's
    my story, and I'm sticking to it - IM
    Imageman, Feb 26, 2007
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  2. Have you tried going to Security Center in Control Panel and clicking on
    'Change the way Security Center alerts me'?


    Mike Hall
    MS MVP Windows Shell/User
    Mike Hall - MS MVP Windows Shell/User, Feb 26, 2007
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  3. You're going to kick yourself...

    Locate the Security Center icon on the Task Tray extreme lower right
    at bottom of your desktop. When the window opens, left pane, click on
    "change the way security center alters me". You have one of three
    Adam Albright, Feb 26, 2007
  4. Imageman

    Rock Guest

    You mean you are good enough that you don't need UAC, but can't figure out
    how to turn off the alert?
    Rock, Feb 26, 2007
  5. Imageman

    Jim Guest

    Unfortunately that's "all or nothing". There seems to be no way to say
    "alert me if Defender or AV isn't running, but don't bother telling me
    if UAC isn't running because I disabled UAC myself" etc.

    Jim, Feb 26, 2007
  6. :)


    Mike Hall
    MS MVP Windows Shell/User
    Mike Hall - MS MVP Windows Shell/User, Feb 26, 2007
  7. Imageman

    Imageman Guest

    Hey, I'm an old guy :) Much past one layer deep and I'm in 'try this'
    mode, with no memory of what I just did. Would you believe that I've had a
    computer on my desk since the late 70's ? This first week with Vista, and my
    spanking new computer, have been a real challenge. and learning curve. Day
    before yesterday, I could have scrapped everything. Yesterday was really
    good, and today is excellent . . . Vista Rocks! ! !

    And thank God for you guys and your help - Gratefully, IM

    ps - I figured it out . . .
    Imageman, Feb 26, 2007
  8. Imageman

    Rock Guest

    You've got a great attitude! I just recommend you turn UAC back on. It's
    there to give you control over what's happening on your system at the admin
    level. Here are some links with info about UAC.


    Rock, Feb 26, 2007
  9. Imageman

    Imageman Guest

    Thanks Rock! I will study up on the links you provided to make my decision.
    Appreciate your compliment - IM
    Imageman, Feb 26, 2007
  10. I'm still waiting for any MVP or anybody for that matter to tell me
    how you "turn on" "run as administrator" if that option is grayed out
    or totally absent. Then tell me why at times where permissions are
    suppose to be listed there is nothing but a blank white screen and
    clicking the advanced tab to attempt to work around it from the
    previous menu does nothing. Want to give it a shot Rock?

    My point here is while the intention of the UAC was to give control
    over what's happening on your system there are times when it screws it
    up pretty bad as I've just detailed.

    Worse as I've said a couple times there are doucmented cases where
    hackers HAVE ALREADY broke Vista's new "security" one time at a
    convention with Microsoft officials just feet away watching it happen
    in real time.

    That got to rank up there when Billy G himself was on stage doing a
    demo of brand new Windows 98 and got a blue screen of death.

    A VERY funny video, take a look:

    Adam Albright, Feb 27, 2007
  11. Imageman

    mhonzell Guest

    What I've determined so far about UAC:

    1. If you are intentionally attempting to install software, say... MS
    Office, you have to not only prove who you are, but then give permission to
    proceed. If you have third party barriers, you are simply bombarded with
    windows asking permission.

    2. If you are attempting to run a program that would normally run at the C:\
    prompt level, then it doesn't bother asking, it just runs and then dies...
    you have to right-click the program and state Run as Administrator without
    any proof of who you are.

    3. If you are having problems with Vista and can't find the program you need
    in the "freeform" Start Menu (because they've all been renamed), and simply
    start trying stuff, then you quickly turn off the UAC so you can stay focused
    on the problem that got you here. Then, ultimately, you are led to even more
    problems when you run something you should not have.

    When I learn how to turn off these annoying balloon tooltips, UAC warnings
    and permissions, get the files to show their extensions and are no longer
    hidden and provide some structure to this mess, I might be able to get Vista
    to run without BSODs that automatically reboot before you can read them.

    Yep, it's a learning curve.
    Darn, just deleted my Recycle Bin... now, how do I get that back?
    mhonzell, Feb 27, 2007
  12. Imageman

    Frankster Guest

    Darn, just deleted my Recycle Bin... now, how do I get that back?

    Ask your system administrator.

    Frankster, Feb 27, 2007
  13. Imageman

    mhonzell Guest

    Personalize > Desktop > Desktop Icon Settings

    Check boxes for what you want to see.
    mhonzell, Feb 27, 2007
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