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Do you find UAC in Vista annoying?

Discussion in 'The Lounge - Off Topic' started by ffreeloader, Apr 13, 2008.

  1. ffreeloader

    ffreeloader Terabyte Poster

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    Well, if you do, it is doing just what it was designed to do. That's right. MS put it there just to annoy you. You say you doubt that? Well, a MS executive has come right out and said it.

    You can read the rest of this arstechnia article here.
     
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  2. Sparky
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    Good, I like to annoy users as well. :twisted:

    Group Policy, Content Filtering etc. etc. :biggrin
     
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  3. fortch

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    Well, it does make a certain sense. You can spin it as MS just trying to annoy its customers, or possibly make them second-guess initiating that .exe that they downloaded, perhaps inadvertently, at some point. Still, it does happen to be the very first thing I turn off when deploying workstations :twisted:
     
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    I know it has me cussing when I have to work on Joes sister computer.:x Make you want to shove a penguin right up Bills arse.8)
     
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  5. ffreeloader

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    LOL.... Yeah, I can "spin" it alright. MS said they did it to annoy. There is no spin needed when they announce it with their own words.

    They wanted to piss off users to get to developers.
     
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  6. zebulebu

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    Yep. Really annoying. Took me all of... ooh... fifteen seconds to figure out how to turn it off too...

    As opposed to the two main non-MS vendors I've been dealing with this week at work - both of whom were an absolute pain in the arse to get any information out of, each of whom cost me hours uninstalling and reinstalling their software with no effect and both of whom left me with, firstly, no ESX backups and secondly, a hosed firewall.

    Nice to see you back Freddie...
     
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    I quiet like it, but then again i'm a mental masochist and that's why i use Windoze and have been doing so since it was even more irritating.
     
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    They should have called it Admin Access Control, because that's when you really need it, when you're logged in as an admin. If you're logged in with a restricted user account it's fairly safe to turn off.
     
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  9. ffreeloader

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    Hey, Zeb, when you start welcoming me back I think you need some of what is to be found in the hyperlink in the first post on this thread. :twisted:
     
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  10. NightWalker

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    Its one of the first things that gets switched off. The thing with Vista is that it seems to have been designed for the non computer literate. Many of the ‘features’ hinder me and stop me doing stuff that I fully understand and know I want to do; example: I wanted to add a shortcut to the startup folder on a clean install to run an app when I logged in, I had to take ownership of the Startup folder before I could put anything in there... not helpful. Maybe there should be a Vista ‘home’ and a Vista ‘tech’ edition, the latter having all the restrictive guff taken out of it.
     
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  11. GiddyG

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    Thing is... at least you can turn it off...
     
  12. noelg24

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    Just speak to my friend Google and ask about Tweak Vista :biggrin you can disable the UAC without having to reboot afterwards...8)
     
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  13. BosonMichael
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    Meh, I don't mind it. But I know I'm squarely in the minority on that.
     
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    BURN THE WITCH!! :)
     
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    I'm not a witch; I'm a vampire.

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