The settings that I have directed you to are to disable the pop-ups so you
can run as another user. The reason for the pop-ups in the first place is
that when you run as an account you will run with administrative privileges.
When you need these priveleges the pop-up box will show up and ask your
permission to give you the ability to perform these tasks. This way if a
virus or other malicious code is running, you have to actually see the pop-up
box and approve it to run, eliminating it. When you use the administrator
account, it completely bypasses this and always runs with full permissions.
This helps hide viruses and run malicious code. Also running with the account
named "Administrator" is a huge security risk, and it is better to either
rename the account or create another account named something else and disable
the Administrator account. I would recommened creating a new account and just
disabling the pop-ups with the guide I sent. It is the easiest solution.
> I am a little confused about this. First, I understand the hazard of doing
> away with the User account, and MS's decision that I need more protection
> than I ever had with the many versions of Windows I used previously, now that
> I have Vista. I have decided that, given that I am using various third party
> software to block intruders, the risk/benefit balance of my decision comes
> out on the side of getting rid of the excessive messages. By doing what I
> have done, most software opens without any problem. Sometimes there is a
> message that I need an administrator account but, when I click on Run, it
> opens anyway. What does the software to which you pointed me do? Will it
> get rid of the StartUp window that says "Check User Account Settings" or is
> it directed at the popups that I have already avoided?
> "Spenceation" wrote:
> > I don't recommend using "the adminstrator" account. You can use an admin
> > account and disable the pop-ups that show up. Use this link to Disable UAC,
> > the check window.
> > http://www.windowsnetworking.com/kba...ablingUAC.html
> > You can also leave it enabled, but just change settings on it. Let me know
> > if this helps.
> > "Barrie" wrote:
> > > In order to get rid of the irritating check window that comes up so often, on
> > > a single-user machine I have eliminated my user account, just staying as the
> > > administrator. That works fine but now I get a window opening at every
> > > startup saying "Check your User Account Settings." One irritation has been
> > > replaced by another. Can I get rid of this new one?