Restarting the thread:
Clair, how did you transfer the programs? More than likely you got some kind
of strange permissions settings on them when you did that.
What I really wanted to comment on though was Seth's pointer to how to
disable UAC. While that is the normal way to do it, it is really not a good
idea. If you absolutely feel you can't live with the prompts, don't disable
UAC. Set the elevation to automatic instead. If you disable UAC you disable
protected mode in Internet Explorer, which means you run the web browser as
an admin all the time. If you instead set the elevation to automatic at least
you retain protected mode in IE.
To do that, do the following:
1. Open an elevated command prompt. You can do that by typing "command" in
the search box in the start menu, right-clicking the Command Prompt and
selecting "Run as administrator..."
2. When the command prompt comes up, cut and paste this command in and hit
reg add HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System /v
ConsentPromptBehaviorAdmin /t REG_DWORD /d 0 /f
The change takes effect immediately. If you want to set the behavior back to
the default replace "/d 0" with "/d 2".
Your question may already be answered in Windows Vista Security: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/047...otectyourwi-20
> I have new computer with Windows Vista Ultimate and I transferred all my
> programs etc. into the new computer. I continue to get pop up messages every
> time I try to enter certain programs telling me an unidentified program wants
> access to my computer. This stops if I disable the User Account control. Is
> there a way short of that to stop these annoying pop up's?