Poll: Admin/User and UAC/No UAC Settings

Discussion in 'Windows OS and Software' started by Apollo13, Jun 28, 2012.

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Do you use admin accounts or UAC?

  1. I run a regular user account and have UAC

    5 vote(s)
    18.5%
  2. I run an admin account and have UAC

    12 vote(s)
    44.4%
  3. I run a regular user account and do NOT have UAC

    1 vote(s)
    3.7%
  4. I run an admin account and do NOT have UAC

    9 vote(s)
    33.3%
  5. I run an admin account and my Windows doesn't have UAC

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  6. I run a regular user account and my Windows doesn't have UAC

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  7. I don't run Windows, but I like to vote in polls

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
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  1. Apollo13

    Apollo13 100% 16:10 Screens

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    I'm curious what the breakdown for admin account and UAC usage is at NBR. Do you like to be the root and have the power, privileges, and responsibilities that come with that, or do you prefer the security of a regular user account? Similarly, do you find UAC to be more helpful or annoying?

    Vote based on the computer you use most for personal use.
     
  2. tijo

    tijo Sacred Blame Super Moderator

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    I run a regular user account with UAC enabled, i also have the admin account that i use when i need to mess with the laptop, but most of the time i run a user account. UAC will prompt you for the admin password on a user account anyways if you need to get something done quickly.

    Also, my office is shared with other post-grad students and is usually unlocked as well so with a standard user, even if i forget to lock windows when i go somewhere else, there's no messing with the computer without the admin password. Also prankster friend proof to a certain extent.
     
  3. JOSEA

    JOSEA NONE

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    this is one of my many pet peeves with Win7, the intial user created after fresh install is admin, this is absurd IMO. If you ask again in a month I would take the final option, I am really liking Linux (Ubuntu 12.04), my D610 loads web pages as fast as 7 on my Asus.
     
  4. coolguy

    coolguy Notebook Prophet

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    Regular user account is an admin account in Windows. I use that with UAC turned off in Windows 7.
     
  5. Indrek

    Indrek Notebook Virtuoso

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    Admin account with UAC on.
     
  6. davepermen

    davepermen Notebook Nobel Laureate

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    it's not absurd but very much the right thing to do. linux asking you for the root password is a less secure default (for an ordinary pc user, not a tech geek).

    for people not wanting to do research: don't train ordinary people into having to enter their password all the time for "sytem tasks". they will enter it, then, for viruses etc, too.

    and someone on each pc has to be admin. by default, the one who owns the hw, too.
     
  7. baii

    baii Sone

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    Admin account with UAC off, considering it is my "personal" computer.
     
  8. MrDJ

    MrDJ Notebook Nobel Laureate

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    admin and uac off here
     
  9. PatchySan

    PatchySan Om Noms Kit Kat

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    Admin Account with UAC disabled, I tend to be careful and had no problems for years. :) If I was want to try out some new software I do it under my virtual machines first and test it out there so if something goes wrong or anything dodgy pops up along I just revert to my previous clean snapshot within the VM environment and clear it out. If all is fine then I give it the all clear to be on my main OS.
     
  10. Nankuru

    Nankuru Notebook Evangelist

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    Regular user with UAC on 7 here.

    Even with Vista UAC wasn't too bad.
     
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