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Windows 8.1 Update 1 leaked

  1. #111


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    Quote Originally Posted by mdmd View Post
    You do realize, the desktop UI is an App?
    ...the best, most flexible, most useful (and worldwide probably the most popular) among all apps

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  2. #112


    Well, I have had a chance to work through the escrow update for a couple of days now. This is supposed to be very close to the final release. I am a Windows 8 supporter, but must make one comment. The Windows 8 haters are going to cheer for pure joy - nothing of importance has changed!

    Just to add. Quite a lot of talk about the "Enterprise" mode. I cannot see a lot of change from what was called the compatibility mode.
    Last edited by davehc; 10 Feb 2014 at 14:31.
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  3. #113


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    windows 8 pro


    I am seeing reports that we will now need to have a password with the launch of any new app? Have you found this to be the case?
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  4. #114


    It may be still to come. I also read that on the web and tried two small apps (installed and ran both) - no problems.
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  5. #115


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    Windows 8.1 Pro


    In Windows 8.1 Update 1, Microsoft is planning to add password-protection to User Account Control, so every time you wish to install a new program or launch a system utility you need to provide the administrator password.
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  6. #116


    Quote Originally Posted by Edwin View Post
    In Windows 8.1 Update 1, Microsoft is planning to add password-protection to User Account Control, so every time you wish to install a new program or launch a system utility you need to provide the administrator password.
    That is what we are discussing in the last two posts.
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  7. #117


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    Win 8.1 Pro


    Quote Originally Posted by alphanumeric View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by labeeman View Post
    Leaked Windows 8.1 Update 1 Build Features Enhanced User Account Control Protection


    In Windows 8.1 Update 1, Microsoft is adding password-protection to User Account Control, so every time you wish to install a new program or launch a system utility you need to provide the administrator password.
    I'd be fine with the extra password protection on a Standard Account, but don't see the need for it with an Admin Account. The annoyance factor would be way up there. If they think people are complaining about UAC now wait and see what happens if they do that.
    But that is the point,, something that has been long touted since The Days Before XP was even released.
    And ever since XP was released, Do not run as admin, once the system is setup, setup a limited user account.
    But people were too uninformed or lazy to do it. Complained and moaned about how insecure XP was.

    Now that it may be forced on them, too bad, get over it.
    If they disable it in some way and they get infected or whatever, that's their fault.
    Don't go crying about how insecure things are and someone got trashed by the BitCoin Virus. I will have no sympathy for them.
    Even an admin account should have limitations on the amount of rights it has.
    You all can argue with that till you are blue in the face, but that is reality.
    While no system is 100% secure, taking these steps to make them as difficult as possible is not a bad thing.

    I say let people complain,, then move to Mac or Linux and when the share on those grows, watch the hacks and viruses fly.
    Oh, huh, they will be dealing with the same dang prompts.

    Bah Humbug.
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  8. #118


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    win8.1.1 enterprise


    I'm asked for a user password all the time on my MacBook
    Last edited by caperjack; 10 Feb 2014 at 19:09.
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  9. #119


    Texas
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    Windows 8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by alphanumeric View Post
    I'm not sure what you mean by that "give up control" comment. Me I'm not all that keen on doing big updates like going from 8.0 to 8.1 though the store. I'd rather just go right to 8.1 on a clean install. That's why I hope they eventually produce an 8.1.1 ISO that does it all in one shot. None of this going back and forth from Windows update to the Windows Store to get the current release.
    What you said. I don't want MS to install, I want to do it meself. However, what with Technet pretty much gone, and since I will no longer be able to download from there, I'm wondering where I'll get it.
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  10. #120


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    Quote Originally Posted by Tepid View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by alphanumeric View Post
    I'd be fine with the extra password protection on a Standard Account, but don't see the need for it with an Admin Account. The annoyance factor would be way up there. If they think people are complaining about UAC now wait and see what happens if they do that.
    But that is the point,, something that has been long touted since The Days Before XP was even released.
    And ever since XP was released, Do not run as admin, once the system is setup, setup a limited user account.
    But people were too uninformed or lazy to do it. Complained and moaned about how insecure XP was.

    Now that it may be forced on them, too bad, get over it.
    If they disable it in some way and they get infected or whatever, that's their fault.
    Don't go crying about how insecure things are and someone got trashed by the BitCoin Virus. I will have no sympathy for them.
    Even an admin account should have limitations on the amount of rights it has.
    You all can argue with that till you are blue in the face, but that is reality.
    While no system is 100% secure, taking these steps to make them as difficult as possible is not a bad thing.

    I say let people complain,, then move to Mac or Linux and when the share on those grows, watch the hacks and viruses fly.
    Oh, huh, they will be dealing with the same dang prompts.

    Bah Humbug.
    I run as admin because I don't need to be nagged every time I want to run something. I'm not going to enter my password every time I want to run an App or Program. It isn't going to happen. If I can't turn the nags off update 1 will never be installed on any of my PC's. The whole point of the Admin account is to have higher privileges. The standard account is so another user cannot mess up my PC by doing things I don't want them to do. Just my 2 cents on the matter.
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