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[2]: I Hate Vista
by TheBashar on Fri 25th Jul 2008 00:39 UTC 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[4]: I Hate Vista
by TheBashar on Fri 25th Jul 2008 01:16 in reply to "RE[3]: I Hate Vista"
TheBashar Member since:
2005-06-30

Thank you for the tip. I'll do that. It's a shame though that I have to lose the extra protection instead of being able to configure it to UAC prompt me once (as opposed to the explorer then uac double whammy prompt).

But thanks, I will use this.

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