> Thanks Bruce, see replies below:
> ===============Did a scan of virus and malware and spyware. clean. Did the
> upgrade advisor and got a Green Light all the way.
Have you tried downloading and installing Vista-specific device drivers
for all of your computer's key components, such as the motherboard
chipset, network card, as well as the audio and video controllers? You
may be chugging along on a WinXP driver that works, if not particularly
What does your "Windows Experience Index" (Right-click My Computer >
Properties) have to say? This might give you some idea where the
problem lies. Of course, this cannot be taken entirely seriously as
it's somewhat subjective. My system, with an Athlon64 3200 CPU and 1MB
RAM is rated at a paltry 2.6 because my NVidia GeForce FX5200 with 256MB
RAM isn't the top-of-the-line for 3D business graphics and gaming -
activities in which I have no interest.
> =================== Interesting. You are correct. In most cases, the
> screen requests Approval to run the application and they are , for the most
> part, pre_Vista applications like Outlook 2003 and SBS2k3 client for the
> workstation. Have not tried running them in WinXP-Compatible mode. How do I
> do that?
Right-click on the pertinent application's Shortcut > Properties >
> I presume that I can not set the UAL to APPROVE the application or the file
> and have it remember my responses. Not a big thing but if there is a way to
> avoid answering the same question all the time, better.
No, UAC doesn't have a "set and remember" feature. Many people have
complained about this, so I wouldn't be overly shocked to see the
capability added in some later service pack, but I wouldn't count on it,
either. While I do agree that having to grant permission every time the
same application is opened can quickly become inconvenient and annoying,
I understand the reasoning behind it - to verify that the user is indeed
deliberately opening the application in question, and that it hasn't
been hijacked by some piece of malware. Remember, UAC is being kicked
off because of a perceived security vulnerability caused by the
application in question; security and convenience rarely go together.
Of course, if the UAC does prove too annoying and intrusive, it can
always be turned off. (This is where a "set and remember" feature would
be the better alternative.) Control Panel > Security > User Account
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