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Windows 10 UAC/Permissions?

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I'm new to Windows 10.  I've just updated some components and have Win10 x64 Pro installed.  I came from Windows 7 x64 Pro.

I'm having annoying issues with UAC and or permissions.  I've disabled UAC (set slider to never notify) but when I run some programs, or try to extract Zip files into some folders, Win10 pops up a window that says I need admin permission to do xyz.  I don't remember this happening in Windows 7.

Anyway to truly get rid of UAC?  I am the admin and there is only 1 account on this PC.


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Figures...pesky Microsoft doesn't ever really give away full control

Found this post at a Win10 forum

sing the Control Panel UAC setting only does half the job. To turn off UAC completely, go to

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System

and change the value EnableLUA to 0.

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I'm sure that you know this already, but just in case you don't, here's a good article about why you shouldn't turn off UAC (it refers to Windows 7 but it all still applies): https://www.howtogeek.com/124754/htg-explains-why-you-shouldnt-disable-uac/

Is one extra click occasionally when running an app or a game really worth the layer of security you lose?


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Posted (edited)

It's my PC I know the risks.  When I can't unzip into a folder on the C drive, yes it's worth it to disable it.

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42 minutes ago, ryanbatcund said:

It's my PC I know the risks.  When I can't unzip into a folder on the C drive, yes it's worth it to disable it.

I get a prompt, I say yes. Done.

IIRC it's more complicated on MacOS and Linux - this is a safety feature that every modern OS has.

Cheers!

 


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That's just it....how many people even read the prompt?  I bet many just click to get the window closed.


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