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Get Windows Server 2008 R2....Free and has all those annoying pop-ups removed.
    
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You turn off UAC and it leaves you alone
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My man! You're one of me now!
    
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Ysbl View Post
And I'm loving it. It's on my sig rig.

I had Vista, it was okay. Upgraded to 7, and despised it. Everything I try to do it either gives me a "Here, let me help you install this program! Do you know what a Hard Drive is?" or "Are you absolutely SURE you want to make a copy of your documents onto a flashdrive? Might be dangerous, and delete your computer, yo."

So, I installed XP Professional SP3, and I love it. Nothing to get in my way, more intuitive, doesn't seem like an OS for idiots who shouldn't be allowed to use a computer, etc.

In Vista and 7, they try to hide all of the advanced features as not to scare or intimidate people, and put everything in a super simple, dumbed-down menu system.



So yeah, I went from Windows 7 to XP.

*puts on flamesuit*
Disable UAC... just like you did in Vista.

10 year old OS is still a 10 year old OS.

EDIT: Understanding Windows 7's God Mode
Edited by MCBrown.CA - 1/17/11 at 10:17am
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It's called UAC. Shut it off.

I can't go back to XP after using 7
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Turn off the UAC
Use GodMode
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Wow, you really downgraded because win 7 is dumbed down?, but you uninstall and reinstall an old OS over a feature that can simply be disable and views that could be changed.

Dont know where the logical intelligence is here.

Grandma > you

who's the dummy now
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I turned UAC off for a while back in the day, but now have it on. I sort of like it, it ensures that malicious programs are unable to get admin privileges on their own, kind of nice. Also its nice knowing when I launch stuff to know if they are making changes to files in places where admin is required... its all personal preference though
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Trying connecting to the internet on a XP computer with no updates or antivirus and then trying connecting to the internet with 7. I bet you in 10 secs your XP install will be corrupted and inaccessible while 7 is still up and kicking. XP was great in its time but its really gotten to the point where it just needs to be taking behind the shed and put down.
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I always get this whenever I try to change UAC
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