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Re: Cannot update WC on Windows 7 x64

From: Nick Gilbert <nick_at_x-rm.com>
Date: Wed, 22 Dec 2010 20:56:19 +0000

Hi Stefan,

> That's like removing all doors and windows in your home because you
> don't like opening and closing them.
> Of course, you can do that and it works...

No, it's more like disabling a burglar alarm which sounds the siren
every single anybody goes into the house through the front door (even
with the key) just in case they're burglar. It's useless and serves only
to constantly serve up annoying warnings (are you familiar with the
English expression to "cry wolf"?). Surveys have shown that most people
always click OK even if they don't know why the dialog has appeared -
simply because they have to do it so often.

It's useful for people who don't understand computers, but I fail to see
why a software developer would really need a reminder that they're
installing something. I feel that I'm unlikely to fall for the scam of
opening a readme.doc.exe scam with my knowledge of computers (and that's
really the only thing UAC can protect against).

Please bear in mind I'm used to using Vista where UAC is REALLY
annoying. In Windows 7 I will leave it turned on and see if it's any
less instrusive.

Thanks for your tip about giving my own account full access - I can now
update fine (with UAC on!) :)



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