Vista is much better if you turn off UAC

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Talk' started by David Deley, Jan 16, 2008.

  1. David Deley

    David Deley Guest

    I hated Vista--until I turned off UAC. This solved a whole
    LOT of problems, and made Vista a useable operating system again.
    Programs start working again like they're supposed to, and that
    annoying message, "Windows needs your permission to continue," no
    longer shows up. I no longer have the urge to heave my Vista laptop
    out the window as far as I can in disgust. I no longer have a huge
    desire to downgrade my Vista computer back to Windows XP.

    To turn off UAC:
    1. Go to Control Panel
    2. Open User Accounts
    3. select "Turn User Account Control on or off"
    4 Remove the checkmark from the "turn user account control on/off" section
    5. UAC is now disabled.

    More with Vista:
    How to set the start menu back to Windows XP style:
    Start menu

    Don't like the new look or color of Vista's Aero?
    Stardock WindowBlinds

    Some fun links:
    Mac vs. PC security

    South Park parody of Mac vs. PC

    You can use a free program called DoOver which is a keystroke and mouse
    recorder. Download it at:

    There's DoOver.exe & DoOver.ahk . You only need to download the
    DoOver.exe . This is not an install file; this is the actual program.

    Run DoOver.exe

    an icon appears in the system tray.

    Left CTRL+F12 - Start & stop recording
    Left CTRL+F5 - playback recorded

    DoOver is written using the free AutoHotKey Scripting language.
    AutoHotKey is not required to run DoOver. But you can look at AutoHotKey
    as a free program with a scripting language. AutoHotKey Macros are plain
    text files with .AHK file extension.

    AutoHotKey comes with an AutoScriptWriter (recorder), but there's
    apparently no documentation on how to use it.

    There's also a new Beta replacement for AutoScriptWriter at

    There's also a program called KeyText ($30) very nice for scripting &
    David Deley, Jan 16, 2008
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  2. David Deley

    Scott Guest


    I think it is a much better idea to leave UAC on.

    I have two identities - one being the administrator and the other a
    standard user. I log on as administrator only if I need to carry out
    a task that requires the administrator. Otherwise I log on as a
    standard user.

    I then have the reassurance that if someone hacks into the computer
    they will not get very far without the administrator password.

    Security is more important than convenience any day.
    Scott, Jan 16, 2008
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    Bill Guest

    I'll take my chances...I hate anything that won't even let me rename a
    folder in start/programs without asking for my permission. First thing I
    ever do with a new install of Vista is disable that curse from Hell.
    Bill, Jan 16, 2008
  4. David Deley

    Scott Guest

    Go for it. Your computer, your choice.

    Unless of course you are storing personal details of other people,
    then they might be less than happy with you if you compromise their

    I hate having to have firewalls, antivirius and passwords as they all
    slow down the computer. I won't be disabling them though.
    Scott, Jan 16, 2008
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    Bob Guest

    Instead of turning off UAC completely you can turn off the UAC prompts so
    that you still have the benefit of UAC security.
    Bob, Jan 26, 2008
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