Linked by Smith Johnson on Thu 27th Sep 2007 15:22 UTC
Windows According to at least one blogger, Microsoft should abandon Vista before it's too late. It would appear he's not alone in this opinion, as Microsoft has begun allowing users to downgrade back to XP. Amongst the reasons? Poor sales figures and shoddy Vista "Extras".
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RE[4]: my take
by Nelson on Thu 27th Sep 2007 19:57 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: my take"
Nelson
Member since:
2005-11-29

Then edit the User Policies, and it won't ask Administrators for UAC elevation.

Problem solved.

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RE[5]: my take
by raver31 on Fri 28th Sep 2007 04:30 in reply to "RE[4]: my take"
raver31 Member since:
2005-07-06

Yes, problem is solved....

However, the problem... no, it is not a problem..

The "oversight" was there in the first place.

Had Microsoft fixed all the reported bugs me and others sent them during the beta-testing, this would have been picked up in the quality assessment stages. It was not removed, and made it into the final Joe Public version.

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RE[6]: my take
by Nelson on Fri 28th Sep 2007 10:15 in reply to "RE[5]: my take"
Nelson Member since:
2005-11-29

It's definitely not an oversight, it's an additional safety net for people who continue to run as Administrator even with a permission elevation subsystem in place.

This is obvious from the fact that UAC clearly distinguishes between the two, presenting a simpler dialog for Administrators.

It's a needed remedy until people get out of the "Run as Admin" mentality.

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