Microsoft says Vista UAC needs work.

M$ admitted that UAC prompts needs work, the fact that most of these prompts are confusing to users and downright annoying. I remember back in beta 1 when I first noticed the UAC prompts I quickly found out how to disable this “feature” as I myself was quite annoyed by them.

“Clearly there is work that has to be done around the UAC prompts — in part because of user feedback that they get the prompts at times they don’t necessarily expect them and it is not intuitive.

“If you give people too many prompts in too many situations, they view it as an impediment to getting their work done and they just start clicking ok on everything,” said Charney. He said that the language used in prompts is also confusing.

“We give them dialogues and prompts that don’t help them make the right decision as often as we would like. You can be surfing the Web and get a warning that this site is out of another site’s control, or you may be passing data to another site. What is a user supposed to do with that information?

Quoted from MSFN

Is this the Achille’s heal of Vista? Is UAC the reason people don’t like Vista? Hmmmm…. If this is the case for you then I will do an overview on how to disable it:

  1. Open the Control Panel
  2. Click on “Continue” in the UAC dialog (for the last time)
  3. On the left side of the window click “Classic View”
  4. Click “User Accounts”
  5. If you have more than 1 user you may have to click on a user account
  6. Click “Turn User Account Control on or off”
  7. Un-tick the box and click “OK”
  8. Reboot your computer

Please note: there are other ways to do this but this is the simplest for an average user.



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