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Windows 8 and several issues

  1. #1


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    Windows 8 and several issues


    Windows 8 and my issues

    I do not know what has happened but when in the Apple world you have FanBoys who act like Apple can do no wrong, now on another forum about Win 8 I have been caught up with Mods and Admin who told me I'm too negative because I do not like many features in windows 8, they basically say its the same as windows 7 and the large number of people who like, do not like the way windows 8 behaves are simply wrong.........LOL Yes MS FanBoys have arrived. FanBoys I always find useless in helping me. There are things in Windows 8 I like, for instance, the better use of memory, its a little ( not lot practically ) faster. Addition of Apps interesting, the dumping of gadgets a must because they caused a lot of problems in win 7 when I used them.

    My two main issues are

    I turned down UAC to never notify and yet it still notifies me when I move files, I need Admin permission even though its turned off and I'm logged on as Admin ( the other forum said you can adjust this the same as win 7 but all you had to do was turn UAC to never notify this does not work in 8)

    Defender in 8 is Microsoft Security Essentials in 7, something that is an Add on, yes there is defender in WIndows 7 but its not the same as MSSE. LOL the other forum expert said it was, Microsoft itself posted a release explaining this.

    Stephen Boots replied on
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    Windows 8 Preview *already* has a full antivirus/antimalware product installed. Windows Defender on Windows 8 is more like MSE than like Windows Defender on older versions of Windows.
    See: How do I keep Windows 8 Release Preview secure from malware? - Microsoft Community

    You can install other 3rd party security that should disable the built-in Windows Defender. You don't want to run two real time security products at once. I don't know if WD will be disabled by another product's installer or will step down and shut down on its own to prevent conflicts.
    See: Windows 8 Release Preview: frequently asked questions

    Where can I get more information about consumer security software providers?
    Like Windows 7 and Vista, Windows 8 Consumer Preview comes with Windows Defender included by default, which provides antimalware protection to monitor and help protect your PC against viruses and other malware in real time. If you want to install other antimalware or antivirus software, visit the Security software providers for Windows 8 Consumer Preview page to find out what works with Windows 8 Consumer Preview.


    -steve

    Microsoft MVP



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    I still get a message moving files
    Last edited by Howdr; 06 Dec 2012 at 14:39.

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  2. #2


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    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello Howdr,

    The way UAC works has changed a little bit in Windows 8 due to the new Windows 8 "Metro" UI.

    In order for Store (Metro) apps to work in Windows 8, UAC cannot be completely disabled using Never Notify like you could in Vista and Windows 7.

    You could still use the Vista or Windows 7 method to completely disable UAC, but all Metro apps and the Store would no longer work in Windows 8 until UAC was enabled again.

    User Account Control (UAC) - Change Settings in Windows 8


    It basically comes down to that if your user account has been elevated (ex: disable UAC, built-in Administrator account), Metro apps will not work.

    Hope this helps some,
    Shawn
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    Posts : 5
    Windows 8


    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    Hello Howdr,

    The way UAC works has changed a little bit in Windows 8 due to the new Windows 8 "Metro" UI.

    In order for Store (Metro) apps to work in Windows 8, UAC cannot be completely disabled using Never Notify like you could in Vista and Windows 7.

    You could still use the Vista or Windows 7 method to completely disable UAC, but all Metro apps and the Store would no longer work in Windows 8 until UAC was enabled again.

    User Account Control (UAC) - Change Settings in Windows 8


    It basically comes down to that if your user account has been elevated (ex: disable UAC, built-in Administrator account), Metro apps will not work.

    Hope this helps some,
    Shawn
    Yes thats what I thought and read earlier, Your forum seems to have a better understanding then the other forum I posted on. Thanks

    I have to live with the Nag too bad
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    64-bit Windows 10


    Luckily it's only a simple click to continue.
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  5. #5


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    Windows 8.1 Pro x64


    To me, it isn't something to really complain about. First, it's designed to keep the system secure. Second, the other major OSes do it as well, in a more annoying way. As Brink said, it's a quick click, and then your through.
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