It’s all over the news. Vista has failed to the expectations of users and has also managed to set Microsoft standards to an all time low. What with the annoying Vista problem of compatibility and all. And just when you think that you have sorted it all out, another Vista problem slowly rears its head; and its name is User Account Control.
UAC- a Vista problem, or not?
User account control, or UAC, is a new security feature in Vista that helps to avoid making unauthorized changes in your computer and other Vista problems. This feature generates security pop-ups if it fears that your actions may affect system integrity. When you look at it that way, it seems like a great option. After all, who doesn’t want a secure PC? Then why is it a Vista problem? Simply because it implies that every action that needs to be performed on your computer requires approval. You want to install a program you need approval. You wanna delete something you need approval. Change something in the registry, need approval. Hey, it’s good ‘cos it ensures that your system is secure; an advantage over Windows XP. But be careful when you give approval for a UAC message. Ensure that the action that’s about to start is what you intended.
Vista problems with UAC
But, imagine sitting through an entire software install because you never know when User Account Control will pop up with something. Installation is a pain without User account control adding to it. There is another catch as well. You can only approve the changes if you have administrator privileges. Most of us have a standard user account, which means you cannot make install any software or make changes on your operating system. Still think it’s a great feature? It’s just another Vista problem.
If UAC is bothering you too much, well you can always deactivate it. Just go to control panel, click classic view, where you will find user accounts. You can turn off/on your User Account Control, and move on. That will take care of that Vista problem.
Vista problems are numerous anyway. The last thing you need is to be slowed down by User Account Control. Get rid of it, if you think you can handle security problems.
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