Risk of disableing "user account control"

Discussion in 'Windows Vista General Discussion' started by Bob F, Sep 8, 2013.

  1. Bob F

    Bob F Guest

    I have a Konica/Minolta 2430DL network printer on my network with XP and a Vista
    PC's. I have had constant problems getting the printer to work with the Vista
    PC - never a problem with XP. I finally found the following page which indicates
    the problem is "user account control" (UAC) and disableing that makes it work.
    Sure enough, it does.


    My question is - what are the risks of doing this on a PC on a home network? Is
    it something I need to worry about. It seems as though this function is
    something that was not used in XP at all. Deisableing it did not seem to
    affa=ect the account login when booting the PC.
    Bob F, Sep 8, 2013
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  2. Little since I have serviced computers infected with UAC enabled. Therefore
    I think it is more of an annoyance than anything else.
    David H. Lipman, Sep 8, 2013
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  3. That to me reads like "I have known people to get the flu after getting
    a flu shot, so vaccination is more an annoyance than anything else".
    Gene E. Bloch, Sep 9, 2013
  4. I can see that but I don't see UAC actually helping, only hindering.
    David H. Lipman, Sep 9, 2013
  5. Since I don't have any such problems with my system and haven't heard of
    this sort of problem otherwise, I find that I suspect that the hindrance
    relates to a bug in the driver, or perhaps not so much a bug as a driver
    which has not caught up with the latest OS.

    The forum thread has a link to the latest drivers; the OP has not said
    that he tried them.

    That thread also says that "KM blames MS and MS says it's KM's drivers."
    I believe the latter; YMMV :)
    Gene E. Bloch, Sep 10, 2013
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