Originally Posted by Flatliner
UAC is not needed as long as you aren't
some people can maintain a 100% clean system with ONLY a firewall. with that being said, as long as you have any computer knowledge, UAC isn't entirely necessary.
i agree... turning it off is one of the things i do first whenever i get into vista... if you know what you're doing, you ought not to need it - it just slows you down and wastes your time, without actually doing anything..
i mean, i used to run my system with no updated AV software for months on end, and never had issues... fine, my pc didn't have an internet connection, but still...
even now i'd not be scared of turning off my windows firewall (not that that does anything, by the way) and AV firewall, and also disabling my av software, cos i know i'm not going to encounter anything that will cause issues. I mean, how many times does it cause false alarms? ie, install some nVidia beta drivers, and the popup comes up. ok, fine, i know the drivers aren't WHQLed, but don't you think if i didn't know what they were i wouldn't be asking to install them? things like that constantly pop up and frankly insult my PC intelligence.
for noobs, perhaps it's needed. but for experienced users. no way. anyone who can OC should know what to do to avoid getting badgered by UAC. even noobs after a while get irritated by the constant alarms and just disable it.
crying wolf, anyone?