Windows 7 and Vista have surely tried to enhance the security features that were missing in Windows XP. Microsoft has actually succeeded is doing so, with some great security feature updates which provides absolute control to the user.
The OS now prompts you to allow or disallow any changes that a program wants to make in your computer. Moreover, you can also control the unverified internet connection by a malicious program. However, sometimes these alert messages can be really annoying as the system asks question about the most frequently used programs too. If you feel the same then these problems can be solved by the following ways.
Turn off User Account Control (UAC)
If you really don’t want any security feature to bother you then you should disable the UAC option. However, if you do so, understand that you will not be notified for any unauthorized changes in your system.
For people who use Windows Vista, you can use the UAC off in Windows Vista by navigating to the ‘Control Panel’ and then type UAC in the search box, after which, you will find a link reading ‘Turn User Account Control (UAC) on or off’ click on it to find a alert, select OK and it will be turned off.
Windows 7 users can do it very easily and set the level of security prompts they need. You just need to type UAC in the search box under the Windows. Soon you will find a link for User Account Control, click on the link and you will find the window to disable the notifications, drag the slider to never notify and click ‘OK’. However, you can also choose to lower the security settings.
Authorization for Administrator Only
However, if you don’t want to turn off UAC for all the accounts then you can personalize it for the Administrator account. So, the system will never pop up with a prompt. This is actually safer than completely turning off the UAC as other users cannot make changes in those applications which are meant for administrator’s use only.
Disable User Account Control (UAC) For Administrators Only
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Vista Business and Ultimate/ Windows 7
Users who have Windows 7, Vista Business or Vista Ultimate in their system can type ‘secpol.msc’ in the search box>Enter and browse to Local Policies > Security Options. You will find a long list, locate the one reading ‘Local Policies \ Security Options’ press enter and choose ‘Elevate without prompting’.
However, the process is very complex for Vista Home version as you cannot perform the action internally. You will need to download a registry hack from the internet, and install it on the Vista Home system. Moreover, if you want to enable it again then you will need another registry hack for the purpose. You can find the registry hack by a simple search.
Please make sure that you have enough knowledge about the system before disabling the security prompts as Windows updated the OS for benefits of an average user only.