User Account Control

  Clapton is God 10:32 06 Sep 2008
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Using Vista Home Premium.

I have deliberately turned off the utterly pointless User Account Control.

However, I'm still getting regular nag messages in the task bar telling me it's turned off!

How do I turn off the nag messages?

  anskyber 11:16 06 Sep 2008

You have to tell the system to stop telling you, it is described towards the end of this guide. click here

  Clapton is God 11:24 06 Sep 2008

Got it! Thanks for that

  Forum Editor 13:13 06 Sep 2008

demonstrates your misunderstanding of its purpose - it's far from being utterly pointless, although I can understand your irritation as a home user.

UAC is helpful in a networking environment, especially when a machine might have more than one user account as it prevents users, or external sources, from modifying system settings and installing unwanted software - it's a very powerful and valuable security tool in that respect.

If you turn it off you would be well advised not to login as an administrator - your computer will be at greater risk if you do. The fewer the priviledges your account has without UAC the more secure you'll be.

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