Vista Security is a pain

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gargoyle189

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is there a way to either reduce or turn off all those nagging security things in vista, i mean c'mon, how many times do you need to be told that a program is trying to install, or that you need security rights to get to control panel. i tried to run call of duty game and gave up in the end because punk buster kept being blocked by windows.
 

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You can disable "User Access Protection" if it's really a problem.

1. Click Start
2. Click Control Panel
3. Select System and Maintenance
4. Click Administrative Tools
5. Double-click System Configuration
6. Click Continue (if prompted)
7. Select the Tools tab in the System Configuration window
8. Here you can choose Disable UAP or Enable UAP from the bottom of the listbox
9. Click Launch
10. Reboot
 
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As you can see it is very easy to disable what is being touted as one of Vista's main security benefits. I suspect this will be a fairly common practice since it is fairly annoying.
 
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Yes, but you have to physically at the machine to do it. That is until the bad guys figure out a way to script it.
 

gargoyle189

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this is fairly easy to do and a great help, but difficult if you dont know where to look. thanks for this. know i can truly get on with my life.
 

MMJ

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jmwills said:
Yes, but you have to physically at the machine to do it. That is until the bad guys figure out a way to script it.
It warns you when you try to turn it off.

@gargoyle: Please check out my sig. ;)
 

crjdriver

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I agree that it is annoying, however it is no worse than having to login as root for linux.

Win2k and xp can both be configured to not allow you to run an install or setup.exe however vista does this by default.

FWIW it is the first thing I turn off however I am the only one to use this machine.
 

MMJ

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I got this interesting link off LifeHacker the other day:

 

uhaligani

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Have a look at my doc on speeding up th RTM which I reposted a couple of days ago. It includes mmj's tip and a few others. As the posting says, it also lowers you security level!
 
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I'm so glad I found this forum and this thred. I just got a new PC that has Vista yesterday and already the security checks are making me want to tear my hair out. Many thanks, JohnWill, for your easy-to-follow instructions on how to disable. You may have saved my sanity. :)
 
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