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 n4cer on Thu 27th Sep 2007 21:53 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: my take"
n4cer
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2005-07-06

Vista still activates UAC prompts when you are logged in as administrator. This is both stupid and aggravating, and a major cause of people turning UAC off, thus removing any security benefits Vista had over XP.


As Nelson said, this can be controlled via policy.
The reason you are still prompted is because applications (including Windows Explorer) are still running with standard user privileges, and system-wide changes require greater privileges. This prevents applications from making such changes without the user's consent.

Another way to avoid the prompts without changing the policy is to execute the app via an elevated process such as a command prompt that was run as administrator. Most applications will inherit the privileges of the process that invokes them.

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