"Rick Rogers" <rick@xxxxxx> wrote in message news:eTQjCNXVIHA.4868@xxxxxx
> Single user or not, UAC should not be disabled.
It'll be a while before I buy that, Rick. Experience tells me otherwise.
> UAC doesn't protect one user from another,
It protects unauthorized alteration of files by unauthorized users does it not?
> it protects the system from the actions of any user.
From what actions? Protects "the system" from what? The owner !?!?
> that are not written for the Vista runtime environment should be installed
> (and sometimes run) using elevated privileges it they are hard-coded to
> write to system folders.
You have me worried now, Rick... but I'm not certain that I understand why.
I may be showing my ignorance here, but the first thing I turn off after installing
a VISTA OS is the UAC. Since I don't keep it running full time personally, I have
no first hand experience except for client feedback. I have yet to have a single
issue arise from having done so, and many of them are installing software such
as Office 2000 and other very old and even uncommon things... like Broderbund
Greeting Card, Bicycle Card gamepack, and other games and software, some
that barely proceed DOS. If it's on the compatibility lists, I've probably seen it....
and I've seen plenty of software that isn't on most lists, run fine with no UAC
on VISTA... often with no compatability mode preferences.
About 6 months ago I went into a Church office environment of multiple VISTA
PCs networked together that had all of the bogus trial software (some having
been activated, some not, and varying from machine to machine) and the host
of other BS that comes with most OEM "package" systems. The PCs had been
running for several months in a variety of offices, with a variety of users and a
variety of different software on each machine. I turned off UAC on all of them,
individually, and not one person has uttered a single word about noticing
*anything* different except for being thankful that those dumb-ass warning
windows are gone. (This would be the reason your statement concerns me).
I'm there, in the offices, 2 days a week.... not one utterance of any issues,
but I certainly don't want there to be.
Can you be more specific about what to keep a look out for?
David Morgan (MAMS)
Morgan Audio Media Service http://www.m-a-m-s
Dallas, Texas (214) 662-9901
> Best of Luck,
> Rick Rogers, aka "Nutcase" - Microsoft MVP
> Windows help - www.rickrogers.org
> My thoughts http://rick-mvp.blogspot.com
> "David Morgan (MAMS)" <email@example.comC/Odm> wrote in message
> > "Alberto" <Alberto@xxxxxx> wrote in message
> > news:3D973437-71A5-4123-A38C-5E30C2DDE310@xxxxxx
> >> Hello everybody,
> >> I use Vista 32 Ultimate and I have this problem during the startup of
> >> Windows:
> >> The UAC control stops 2 programs and I'm not able to let these programs
> >> load
> >> with
> >> UAC control active. Tried everything also in Windows defender but no
> >> success.
> >> I must always confirm and let run these programs clicking on the UAC
> >> block
> >> tray icon that appear during the load of these 2 programs.
> >> Someone tell me that these programs blocked by UAC must be updated from
> >> the
> >> developers to pass the UAC.
> >> It's true?
> >> Please let me know
> >> Thanks
> > I don't know the answer to your question, but the first thing I do during
> > the installation of VISTA for and 'single user' PC is to turn off UAC.
> > If you share the computer, I don't recommend this.... but if you are the
> > only user, turn it completely off.