Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 24th Jul 2008 22:04 UTC
Windows As someone who uses Windows Vista practically daily, I've always wondered where all the negativity in the media comes from. Sure, Vista isn't perfect (as if any operating system is), but I just don't see where all the complaints are coming from. It runs just fine on my old (6 years) machine, all my software and hardware is compatible, and it's stable as a rock. Microsoft has been wondering the same thing, and after a little test, they may have found out why people seem to dislike Vista so much.
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RE: I Hate Vista
by Maciek on Thu 24th Jul 2008 23:36 UTC in reply to "I Hate Vista"
Maciek
Member since:
2005-11-15

Let me see if I got this right. Your primary reason for hating Vista is UAC, which takes a grand total of about thirty seconds and a restart to disable? People seem to be trying very hard to find a good reason to hate Vista.

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RE[2]: I Hate Vista
by TheBashar on Fri 25th Jul 2008 00:39 in reply to "RE: I Hate Vista"
TheBashar Member since:
2005-06-30

Let me see if I get this right, you want me to like Vista by disabling it's main security feature? I don't want a totally unsecured OS, I just don't want to be repeatedly harassed for the same thing over and over again. I want to the option to say "yes and don't ask for this one program again". And that's not even mentioning things like file copies where it prompts me twice every action. First explorer and then UAC.

I bet the Mojave participants weren't shown repeated authorization pop-ups for the same blessed task over and over.

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RE[3]: I Hate Vista
by google_ninja on Fri 25th Jul 2008 01:05 in reply to "RE[2]: I Hate Vista"
google_ninja Member since:
2006-02-05

Right click the folder, choose properties. Choose the security tab, and click "Edit". If your user is in the list, give him/her full control. If not, click "Add". Enter your user name and click "Check" to make sure it can figure it out, and it isn't ambiguous. Click OK on everything to close it.

Alternately, you can open a command prompt as admin, and type "icacls <path to folder you want access to> /grant username:F /T". If you want to run the command in a non-elevated prompt, be sure to wrap it in double quotes, and stick a "runas /user:username" in the front.

The windows security model is very powerful, but it is also incredibly complected (imo too complecated for home users). IMO it is pretty much required knowledge though for anyone who wants an even marginally secure machine.

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RE[2]: I Hate Vista
by melkor on Fri 25th Jul 2008 04:00 in reply to "RE: I Hate Vista"
melkor Member since:
2006-12-16

Yes, but I would NOT recommend doing that - the whole point of UAC is increasing the security of the system. We shouldn't be encouraging people to turn UAC off, but rather educate them on why it's there, why it's needed, and what it does. UAC is not that bad, I get the odd prompt here and there (which mirrors everyone else that I've spoken to about Vista in my circle of friends), but it's quick, easy to approve and voila.

The *real* problem is that there are simply far too many people using computers who simply are idiots and shouldn't be allowed within cooee of one. I mean, do you let any old idiot drive a car without first getting a licence? Nope.

Dave

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RE[2]: I Hate Vista
by WereCatf on Fri 25th Jul 2008 08:29 in reply to "RE: I Hate Vista"
WereCatf Member since:
2006-02-15

Let me see if I got this right. Your primary reason for hating Vista is UAC, which takes a grand total of about thirty seconds and a restart to disable? People seem to be trying very hard to find a good reason to hate Vista.

What good is UAC if it's disabled? That's one of the primary selling points of Vista, if you disable it you're no better in that regards than using XP.

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