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I dunno. If you have even the slightest inkling of computer knowledge then UAC is some bull**** but its on on my gf's mom's comp downstairs and its probably a good thing it is or they would be ****in with everything.
It doesn't really prevent anything though.

10 year old kid clicks delete on important windows file

Pop says, are you sure you want to do this. He clicks ok

Pop up says are you sure you have permission, he clicks ok

Bam, bye bye windows.
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UAC is good for computer illiterates (most of the computing world), but if you know what your doing, it is annoying.
The thing is, I know many people that don't even read what it is saying, they just click "OK" on whatever pops up (these are the same people that can't figure out how they got that virus either...).
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post #13 of 15
Lol that is so true.

I've seen many people get angry and just click ok without reading it.

Another thing that annoys me as well is when people install things on my PC. Or their own PC.

(I have brothers which i let use my PC) and they just click ok on it. The next thing you know they have a bloody google search bar on the web browser, a google bloody background.

If anyone installs anything nowadays it just brands their PC with google. It is so easy to avoid but people would just much rather save the 5 seconds and not read anything.
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post #14 of 15
UAC still runs via that method of turning it off... just doesn't run under your user acct, but on a system level it is still eating resources (for no reason now). Run > msconfig > tools > turn of UAC.
post #15 of 15
I found out I actually needed UAC believe it or not.

I'm like most people, 5 minutes after I installed Vista I turned off UAC and never looked back. Then some months later I got an external hard drive, and had problems using some of the files off the drive. This was weird because these same files would run off my internal drive.

Well, after googling around for about 2 days and posting on Western Digital's forum, I found out the reason certain files would not work when run off my external drive was because UAC was turned off.

I turned UAC back on and presto the files played like a charm.
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