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Win8 UAC, same as vista?

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    Windows 8, iOS 6.1.3, Ubuntu

    Win8 UAC, same as vista?

    Does Win8 UAC offer the same kind of, and the same extent of protection as Vista's UAC, without any more inconvenience than Vista made you go through (i.e. just making you type in a password)?

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  2. #2

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    64-bit Windows 10

    Hello Mintice,

    UAC in Windows 8 is basically the same as in Windows 7 except that it cannot be completely disabled like in Vista and Windows 7. If UAC was to be completely disabled in Windows 8, then it will break the modern UI and apps from the Store.

    User Account Control (UAC) - Change Settings in Windows 8
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Win8 UAC, same as vista?
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