UAC Vista - password

  rsturbo 22:21 28 Feb 2009
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have acer laptop and it now comes up with prompt from user access control for password??
never used to ask for password and i don't know what it is, i never set one.

thanks for any help

  Sea Urchin 23:02 28 Feb 2009

Re: Vista UAC now asking for password on Admin account


You can access the registry to change the local security settings. WindowsKey+R for Run - type regedit and OK:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System

you can modify User Account Control settings there. but BE CAREFUL.

in the registry there is a key called consentpromptbehavioradmin
this key controls what the UAC does when you are logged as an administrator
it can be;

0 disabled
1 enabled; asks for password
2 enabled; ask to click to continue

try it out. it works...
the great thing about controlling the UAC through the registry this way is that you don't have to reboot to make a change!

also- consentpromptbehavioruser is the same for a standard account.

another nice thing to change is promptonsecuredesktop. if you turn this to 0, it will no longer darken the screen and seize everything up. This makes UAC a little less annoying.

  Clapton is God 11:04 01 Mar 2009

Better still, turn off UAC entirely:

Open Vista's Control Panel, and type UAC in the search box. Click the Turn User Account Control On or Off link. On the next screen, clear the Use User Account Control (UAC) to help protect your computer check box, and then click OK.

Re-booting seals the deal, sending UAC back to hell where it belongs.

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