What kind of user account do you normally use? (for Vista users only)

Discussion in 'polls' started by WSFuser, Mar 17, 2007.

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What kind of user account do you normally use?

  1. Standard User

    1 vote(s)
    8.3%
  2. Administrator

    9 vote(s)
    75.0%
  3. the "real" Administrator

    1 vote(s)
    8.3%
  4. Other

    1 vote(s)
    8.3%
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  1. WSFuser

    WSFuser Registered Member

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    I want to see if, with Vista, are less people are using admin or not.

    As for me, I use the administrator account created during setup.

    As for the "real" admininstator, see this thread.

    Edit: I also disable UAC
     
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  2. TairikuOkami

    TairikuOkami Registered Member

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    Me too with UAC. In XP I used system admin, but there is no reason for me to do it now.
    Admin in Vista is in fact a standard user untill he does not press allow in UAC prompts, no?
     
  3. Meriadoc

    Meriadoc Registered Member

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    Hi,
    yeah also using administrator account created during setup.

    edit : have UAC disabled
    not knocking it, but there is alot going on with it enabled, ms thinking is more secure these days with even a UAC cue on exes - see cureit.exe with its shield.
     

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  4. CJsDad

    CJsDad Registered Member

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    Administrator with the UAC turned off.

    Thanks for the link WSF :thumb:
     
  5. thezman

    thezman Registered Member

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    anyone used the fix yet and run as the actual admin?? im wondering how well it works
     
  6. sukarof

    sukarof Registered Member

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    I have UAC turned off. I didnt know about the "real" admin mode. Looks like I am running the "fake" admin mode, according to the neowin link. I wonder what the difference is? I mean I can do all the things I can do in full admin mode in XP, I do not recognize this problem quoted from the neowin link:

    I never have to choose "Run as administrator". Everything I install, and I install and uninstall alot, installs without [prompt] interruptions from Vista. For example I installed Kaspersky internet security + AV, Prevx1, surely I should get some kind of prompts for such programs at least? If not what can I do to see that I dont have full control of Vista?
    Can I have enabled the "real" admin mode without knowing it?
     
  7. WSFuser

    WSFuser Registered Member

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    try this, replace notepad.exe with notepad2 or similar program. Vista wont let you even if your admin. thats whats meant by folder/file permissions errors.
     
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