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  • Disable Vista Security Confirmations, How Do I Do It?

    Hi Everyone,

    So I've decided to go with a new Windows laptop over the few Macbooks I've tried. Love Windows XP but some things about Vista I absolutely hate.

    First one is the constant security confirmations, whenever I try to:
    Rename A File
    Delete A File
    Move A File

    I get these ridiculous double confirmations that make it a huge hassle, how do I disable them so when I want to rename a file or drag it into the trashcan it just goes ahead and does it without asking me if I'm sure if I want to do what I just did?

    Would be awesome if anyone could help.

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    Re: Disable Vista Security Confirmations, How Do I Do It?

    Yo, Smitty...
    First of all, welcome to the Petri.co.il forums!
    Second, the feature you are talking about is called User Account Control (or UAC, in short). It's a very important security feature, IMHO. I understand why it can be a pain in the a** sometimes, but every coin has two sides.
    Anyway, take a look at this article, written by our friend Daniel. It will help you in achieving the goal.
    Last edited by sorinso; 20th September 2008, 16:37.

    Sorin Solomon


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    • #3
      Re: Disable Vista Security Confirmations, How Do I Do It?

      Better still, use this:

      http://www.12ghosts.com/pro/dev/silencer.htm

      It will temporarily turn off UAC allowing you to do what you need before turning it back on again.
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      • #4
        Re: Disable Vista Security Confirmations, How Do I Do It?

        BTW, part of the confirmation requests will disappear if you make the current user part of the local Administrators group.
        I also suggest you read this article from Microsoft, regarding UAC : Understanding and Configuring User Account Control in Windows Vista .

        Sorin Solomon


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        • #5
          Re: Disable Vista Security Confirmations, How Do I Do It?

          Another tweak you can use is found in Start -> Run -> secpol.msc -> Security Settings -> Local Policies -> Security Options . You have there nine options of altering UAC behavior.
          Good luck.

          Sorin Solomon


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          • #6
            Re: Disable Vista Security Confirmations, How Do I Do It?


            This is quite a good feature on vistas uac

            Get better security with Vista by implementing best practices for using User Account Control

            http://www.itexpertmag.com/client/ge...ccount-control

            hope it helps
            Jj

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            • #7
              Re: Disable Vista Security Confirmations, How Do I Do It?

              Even though this feature is annoying, it ensures unauthorized programs such as malwares will not execute without confirmation when your computer is always connected to a network. When a normal user is in the Administrator group, UAC will not prompt for a password. Only a confirmation to execute selected program.
              Mohan Mathew[VU3MMU]
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