Thanks to all for clarifying the purpose of UAC. I now better understand the
risk I'm taking by turning it off. But I do hate the darn thing. And I have a
firewall and other protection, as well as dial up, which is less accessible
to intrusion than DSL. So for now I plan to live dangerously!

Janet

"Michael Solomon" wrote:

>
>
> "Janet VW" <JanetVW@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:2D31F9DE-DF82-4318-9E3C-4BA3BC15AD0F@microsoft.com...
> > I'm so glad I found this thread! The admin control permission has been
> > driving me crazy too! I have an at-home PC with no other users. So I
> > surely
> > do not need it. Thanks!
> >
> > Janet
> >
> > "Michael Solomon" wrote:
> >
> >>
> >>
> >> "DarkGiank" <darkgiank@darkgiank.com> wrote in message
> >> news:C11C08C0-6E12-44A9-806B-5BF4BDD3C3C0@microsoft.com...
> >> > Hi, Im using the spanish version of Windows Vista Home Premium,
> >> > Im a user of XP and I get crazy when the administration rights dialog
> >> > appears, please help me, I see other Vista PCs that do not have that.
> >> >
> >> > thanks a lot...
> >> >
> >> > Giancarlo
> >>
> >> While it's not advisable to turn it off, if you are referring to the
> >> "User
> >> Account Control" warning message, go to Control Panel, open User Accounts
> >> and click the selection "Turn User Account Control on or off."
> >> --
> >> Michael Solomon
> >> Backup is a PC user's best friend
> >> DTS-L.Org: http://www.dts-l.org/
> >>

>
> I agree with Rock in this thread. Generally, I don't recommend turning it
> off except temporarily if you are being repeated blocked from some action
> and you are unable to figure your way around it. If you have an Internet
> connection and you download files it offers an added layer of protection.
> Granted, the user might simply ignore it but it's one more means of alerting
> the user to a possible unauthorized activity on their system.
> --
> Michael Solomon
> Backup is a PC user's best friend
> DTS-L.Org: http://www.dts-l.org/
>