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UAC stops refresh and reset??! what?

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    UAC stops refresh and reset??! what?


    Does this mean I really can't use these? haha what hell microsoft? why would they word it like that?..

    isn't turning on UAC a good thing? I haven't tried to do these but why would they say I can't use these! haha oh microsoft..

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    UAC is the most important step Microsoft has ever taken on any product ever to increase security. Disabling it is less annoying but makes your computer much more vulnerable to malware.

    Quote Originally Posted by Example:
    Browser exploit discovered which can execute any program on computer with privileges of the user under which browser is executed.

    Random webpage has code injected to download somefile.txt which is actually an executable disguised as a text file. Chrome/Firefox/ie doesn't complain and downloads it to default location.

    Next page exploits execution of file, file extension doesn't matter.

    UAC: File wants your permission to execute. (unsigned unknown wtf is this)
    No UAC: Kernel driver installed, rootkit operational, welcome to the botnet.

    Granted, I don't use UAC on my desktop :/
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    I absolutely love UAC..

    whats funny is Comodo Hips is the ultimate.. I mean I coudn't even look at my screen unless comodo let me.. haha.. then I couldn't even type before I told comodo that its gonna be ok...

    but yeah I always turn UAC up to full now..

    but my question now is so I can't refresh or reset with UAC on full?? ha..
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    Windows 8.1 Pro x64


    I have mine disabled, but I only do that on my own computers. I give my users a choice of how they want the computer set up. If you had to refresh or reset the compute,r you could always turn UAC off, go through the process, and then set UAC back to whatever you want.
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    Quote Originally Posted by brooksndun View Post
    Does this mean I really can't use these? haha what hell microsoft? why would they word it like that?..

    isn't turning on UAC a good thing? I haven't tried to do these but why would they say I can't use these! haha oh microsoft..

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    Try setting the User Account Control from Always Notify (Highest) to Default (Recommended)level.
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