Re: How secure is a "real" Administrator account?
"Ray" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
> brink <email@example.com> wrote:
> Thanks for the links; lots of good info on that site. UAC got to be
> too annoying, so I turned it off shortly after acquiring a Vista
> system. Maybe someday when I'm mostly finished configuring things I'll
> turn it back on.
> (remove the Xs to reply)
I would suggest that as and when you are more comfortable with Vista you
should try turning UAC back on.
I've run as follows:
1) Enabled the hidden Administrator Account. Have never had a reason to use
it other that comfort in knowing it is there - see 2)
2) Created my user account with administrator privileges
3) Used 2) and lived with UAC from day one
At first UAC drove me crazy, but now it is not so annoying, semi second
nature, and reassuring in that I know when programs are requesting elevated
IMHO it is a very good compromise between running a traditional XP user
account with no admin privileges and running XP with full admin control.