UAC control in Windows 7

User Access Control should be the controversialists feature from Windows Vista. After moan and ignorance of users is Microsoft UAC system customize Windows 7.

"We have clearly received the message that you are frustrated. You find the UAC requests to frequent, annoying and confusing." Road system is not because, as emphasized the Windows team, User Access Control is more secure Windows yet.

In summary UAC ensures that whenever a system component of a program like Windows, the user must give his permission for this. When he became administrator of the computer, a simple press an OK button. In another case, the user an administrator password.

Initially UAC indeed caused much frustration. Many programs are unnecessary use Windows system - a deluge of UAC pop-ups delivered. In addition, many Windows components, other major components call and request a window trigger. Sometimes the ridiculous, if you, for example under some circumstances a piece of text to copy and paste.

But there is one major problem: most home users remain logged in as administrator and have developed a culture of just the UAC window away. The actual reading is almost nobody. A Microsoft research show that only thirteen percent of respondents could recall anything specific about the UAC windows that they have seen.

It is concerned that large numbers of users because of the requests as usual animals react instead of critical applications to read and correct decisions. In addition, the real power users to simply disable UAC system. Conclusion: the UAC system misses many (home) users purpose.

Therefore UAC in Windows 7 be adjusted, that the Windows team is concentrating on four areas. It should avoid unnecessary UAC windows deleted, so users can only be confronted with important warnings. Microsoft wants to consult with the developers of programs for most UAC heist worry.

For the power user, a more layered system, which should convince him to not fully UAC off. If an experienced user can specify in which cases User Access Control him to trouble.