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Poll: Vista Settings (21 member(s) have cast votes)

Is UAC?

  1. On (10 votes [47.62%])

    Percentage of vote: 47.62%

  2. Off (11 votes [52.38%])

    Percentage of vote: 52.38%

Which setting is DEP Set. Turn on DEP for

  1. essential Windows programs and services only (11 votes [52.38%])

    Percentage of vote: 52.38%

  2. all programs and servies except those I select (10 votes [47.62%])

    Percentage of vote: 47.62%

In which user group does your regular login lie.

  1. Admin (17 votes [80.95%])

    Percentage of vote: 80.95%

  2. Standard User (4 votes [19.05%])

    Percentage of vote: 19.05%

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#1 AdamSpeight2008   User is offline

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Vista Poll

Posted 19 June 2009 - 01:17 PM

A quick poll to see which is the typical Vista state.
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#2 Core   User is offline

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Re: Vista Poll

Posted 19 June 2009 - 02:53 PM

Moved to Corner Cubicle :)

My UAC is always turned on and DEP is for all programs except those I specify. Speaking about the user, I never work as Admin unless I need to change some critical system settings. Working as an Admin all the time is in my opinion plainly dangerous.
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Re: Vista Poll

Posted 19 June 2009 - 02:54 PM

Same as Core, hell I don't even work in Administrator mode with XP let alone with Vista.
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Re: Vista Poll

Posted 19 June 2009 - 04:45 PM

eh, are you talking about your personal, at home, computer? I work as admin on my own personal comps.
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Re: Vista Poll

Posted 19 June 2009 - 05:04 PM

On my own computer. I never log in as admin unless I need to do something that needs admin rights
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Re: Vista Poll

Posted 19 June 2009 - 07:51 PM

...You know I think it is kinda cool that I have NO idea what this poll is about. Not a Vista user.
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#7 Dantheman   User is offline

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Re: Vista Poll

Posted 19 June 2009 - 07:55 PM

View PostNickDMax, on 19 Jun, 2009 - 06:51 PM, said:

...You know I think it is kinda cool that I have NO idea what this poll is about. Not a Vista user.

LOL, same thing here. Barely even seen Vista.
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Re: Vista Poll

Posted 19 June 2009 - 07:57 PM

ugh.... I always login as admin on my personal computer. I got tired of all the "Are you absolutely, positively sure that you wanna do this?" popups every five minutes, and the "don't have permission to save that file here!". Pisses me off. I own the computer, quite thinking you know more than me!
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Re: Vista Poll

Posted 19 June 2009 - 10:01 PM

once i installed vista and removed it but in Pretty XP i always use Administrator User.
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Re: Vista Poll

Posted 20 June 2009 - 12:49 AM

View PostNickDMax, on 19 Jun, 2009 - 06:51 PM, said:

...You know I think it is kinda cool that I have NO idea what this poll is about. Not a Vista user.

XP FTW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Re: Vista Poll

Posted 23 June 2009 - 01:21 AM

UAC is off for the fact of how short of time between each prompt.

DEP for only the Windows applications/services, core programs.

One account--Administrator. :)
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Re: Vista Poll

Posted 29 June 2009 - 08:41 PM

I was under the impression that even Admins in Vista are basically logged in as standard users by default, with UAC acting as a bridge to full administrator permissions (simply put).

For these reasons wouldn't being logged into an account with admin privileges in Vista be a bit "safer" than being logged into an account with admin privileges in XP? Or is there a bigger part of the picture I am missing (maybe an entirely different photograph somewhere :crazy: )?

But for me UAC is always on with DEP for essentials.
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