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I've never really had a problem with UAC...until now.

Well, I wouldn't say I have a problem with it in particular, but rather with Steam. Every time I launch LA Noire, the Steam Client Service thing, you know, the one that installs all the pre requisites before the game launches, keeps coming up. I've reinstalled the game twice now hoping it would go away. Nope.
I've searched the internet to no avail, but other than disabling UAC. What I want to know is, is it okay to do this?
post #2 of 7
Turn it off. I always have mine off and have never had issues.
 
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why have it on? I've had it turned off since the beginning of win 7 coming out,

the people who need it on for the most part is those who dont use common sense or who dont know what their doing on a computer (in which case they need an acct with OUT admin privileges)
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Well, like I said I've never really had a problem with it.
But this thing is driving me nuts. The game works fine if I deny it, so I don't know why it keeps popping up.
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Now that I've turned it off, it doesn't prompt me every time, which is great.
When I click the icon to start the game, for a quick second the "Setting up for the first time" box comes up and quickly disappears.
That's fine with me. I'm just happy to be rid of that damn prompt once and for all.
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Originally Posted by brootalperry View Post

I've never really had a problem with UAC...until now.

Well, I wouldn't say I have a problem with it in particular, but rather with Steam. Every time I launch LA Noire, the Steam Client Service thing, you know, the one that installs all the pre requisites before the game launches, keeps coming up. I've reinstalled the game twice now hoping it would go away. Nope.
I've searched the internet to no avail, but other than disabling UAC. What I want to know is, is it okay to do this?

Searched the whole Internet, huh?



When Vista had an on/off solution, I usually turned it off. Now with Windows 7, I haven't needed to change it. However, you can also tweak it as shown. Try the lower setting before disabling it. I don't care how great of a user you think you are, even I would rather have it on just in case. It's definitely a great layer of protection for sure.
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Searched the whole Internet, huh?



When Vista had an on/off solution, I usually turned it off. Now with Windows 7, I haven't needed to change it. However, you can also tweak it as shown. Try the lower setting before disabling it. I don't care how great of a user you think you are, even I would rather have it on just in case. It's definitely a great layer of protection for sure.

Yeah I did.
And I already had the setting lowered to the second tick from the bottom.
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