OEM (store bought) Recovery Partition: (No DVD)
You will need to check you computer's documentations for the exact procedure, but you usually press something like F10 or F11 during bootup to boot into the Recovery Manager screen to select something like the Restore to factory default option.
At last here's an app that lets you create exceptions for the UAC prompt - without turning anything else off.
I am using it on x64 no problems .
It replaces the UAC prompt - a similar looking widow pops up and you can allow or cancel , but if you tick the "Don't ask me again" box and then the Allow box - that app. will run in future with no prompts.
First uncheck the allow submissions box that appears during install process - to stop info. being sent back to Norton.
Second, once I have done the Always allow , I haven't yet found a way to reverse that without uninstalling the app.
I'm a bit nervous about installing anything Norton with all of the trouble they had with their AV program and Vista at first.
There may be a registry entry that holds the exception information. You may have to search using Norton in the registry to see if it is for that program. I'll be surprised if it doesn't have some way to remove a program from it's exception list.
I will have to give it a try later tonight to see if what I can find and how well it runs.
Okay I'm just about rdy to switch to my new computer and install vista home premium on it. With XP I created a single account and it has Administrative rights, didn't do a password and everything went just fine. Will I need to do things diffrently with Vista on a clean install? UAC sounds like a bit of a pain in general since other than my room mates access to a shared folder no one but me uses my system & I like to have complete control including viewing hidden and system folders.
UAC can be a pain at first until you have everything setup and installed. After that it's not to bad.
With Vista your administrator accounts acts just like a Standard account except that UAC will then ask you to approve anything that wants to run with administrator rights first. In a Standard account, you must also provide the administrator's password to approve UAC.
Okay is there a guide you would recommend I use so I ca set things up as I described? What I want to do is just create one account with Admin power but without any sort of password being required when I boot into Vista Home Premium.
Hi Shawn.... I have this Dell computer with Home Basic in it. Got scared to do anything with it when the issues re updates broke out and the Windows Update made a mess of the updating process. I just recently discovered your site and taking my first steps to fix/reclaim my machine. Thanks a lot!!!