I've posted this before and you may or may not have seen it. It's an
excellent write-up by Ronnie Vernon MS MVP about the link you posted or
moreover what this Reg hack really does. The ONLY problem I see with it is I
didn't write it :<(
This is a fallacy! If UAC cannot notify the user that a program is trying to
gain global access to the system, then it is effectively 'disabled'. This so
called 'quite mode' setting just changes a UAC registry setting to
'automatically elevate everything without prompting'. This means that when
you click to open a file, it is 'assumed' that you already know that the
file will have unrestricted access to your computer.
The main thing that UAC does is to detect when a program or application
tries to access restricted parts of the system or registry that requires
administrator privileges. When a program does this, UAC will prompt the user
for administrative elevation. Without this prompt, UAC cannot warn the user,
which means that it is effectively disabled.
Some people will tell you that using "quiet mode" will still let IE run in
protected mode, but this just isn't true. Without the UAC prompt, a
malicious file that runs from a website can run, without restrictions, and
Another issue is that with UAC prompt disabled, some legitimate procedures
will just silently fail to work properly, with no notification, if you are
logged on with a Standard User account, since the application cannot notify
you that administrative privileges are required.
Even the developer of the TweakUAC utility includes this statement about his
"if you are an experienced user and have some understanding of how to manage
your Windows settings properly, you can safely use the quiet mode of UAC."
In my opinion, if you are an experienced user, the last thing you would want
to do is turn off the UAC notification.
If you 'are' an experienced user, then you would already know how to
temporarily bypass the UAC prompt to perform just about any procedure in
Vista, such as running programs from an elevated command prompt, or using an
elevated instance of windows explorer.
The last problem I have with this so-called 'quiet mode' is that it
dissuades developers from programming their applications to run in a least
user privilege environment.
Windows Desktop Experience
All the best,
Is your computer system ready for Vista? https://winqual.microsoft.com/hcl/
"t-4-2" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
> nicksterbixter;694489 Wrote:
>> Everytime I have tried to disable UAC (user account control), I have
>> encountered a major problem.
>> Whenever the computer boots, Windows will load, and just when all the
>> startup programs are beginning to load, the screen turns all black and
>> fuzzy, almost like dead air on TV. No matter how many times I try
>> it does the same thing.
>> One time, I accidently left the computer in this state for awhile
>> (maybe 30
>> min?) and when I came back, the computer was stuck on the boot screen,
>> all the system specs, telling me to go to the CMOS and change the CPU
>> I have no idea what this means or what the problem is, but I know it is
>> caused by disabling the UAC. The only way I fix the problem is to start
>> computer in safe mode and perform a system restore to before i disabled
>> Then, everything goes back to normal, back to the annoying UAC. So, can
>> anyone tell me what the problem is or why my computer is doing this? I
>> really like to disable UAC, yet allow my computer to function.
> Here is a compromise. The UAC is still on BUT it won't bother you as
> long as you are on admin account. Use the link below. Let me know if
> it's acceptable.
> User Account Control (UAC) - Elevate Privilege Level