Re: turn off user account control
- From: "Sam Hobbs" <Gateremovethis@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Mon, 16 Feb 2009 11:47:36 -0800
I agree that it is usually best to answer the question as stated, and doing that here is good. I know that when I ask a question, I am often frustrated when someone thinks I need to do something different and posts a message with something that does not help then argues with me when I explain that I actually do know what I am doing and that their suggestion does not help.
Usually, I am in your position in the sense of being the person answering questions. I was the first person in the CodeGuru.com forums to reach 10,000 posts and more than 99% of them were attempts to help others. I have also been answering questions in the MSDN forums. I know that people often ask for help solving a problem that they think is a solution to a more fundamental problem and that they should ask for help with the more fundamental problem.
As for the UAC is concerned, I do find articles explaining how to turn off UAC but I don't find anything explaining the problems that might exist if I do; what vulnerabilities are possible that the UAC protects us from. If turning off the UAC makes an Administrator account behave essentially the same as the way that an Administrator account behaves in XP then for those of us that "know what we are doing" and use a limited account for everything that does not need Administrator privileges then it seems reasonable to turn it off. I wish someone would explain that and I have not seen that type of explanation.
"John Barnett MVP" <freelance@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote in message news:eki4HBFkJHA.5124@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
I have simply answered the OP's specific question which was how to turn UAC off. As far as the OP is concerned the prompts are 'driving him batty.' If there was a specific problem I would imagine that the OP would have pointed that out, in which case we could have elaborated a little more.
While I agree, Yes we could have asked 'what is your specific problem' but I have found that, in many cases, a reply to ones specific questioning isn't always forthcoming. We spend a lot of time answering questions, not only on this newsgroup, but many others, and although most posts answered by me are flagged I don't always have the time to keep going back over old posts to see if someone has answered my specific question.
Your own signature line says it all. We can only answer the question posed by the poster, if all the information isn't there we can only give an 'approximate' answer and hope that that solves the problem. We certainly are not infallible, but we also do not get paid for our contributions to users problems and, in the end, we do have to juggle between a full time job and voluntary support technicians. We are not super human, we can't read minds, all we can do is answer the original question posed.
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"Gordon" <gbplinux@xxxxxxxxx> wrote in message news:eThoGDBkJHA.1248@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx"John Barnett MVP" <freelance@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote in message news:%23be6EA9jJHA.4448@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxSee this link from my website: http://www.winuser.co.uk/windows_vista_faq/08_turn_off_user_account_control.html
Should we not be finding out why the OP is getting endless prompts rather than just showing him how to turn UAC off?
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