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    Default Vista block disable....

    I can think of a bunch of settings I could ask about but the one thing that bothers me the most about Vista is that whenever I install a program Vista wants to block it everytime, when I try to use it I have to click allow the program to run or some programs will even show up on the program block list in the lower right hand corner of the desktop upon boot up time after time. How can I disable this?

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    Default Re: Vista block disable....

    User Access Control can be turned off thru the User settings in the Control Panel.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wayout44 View Post
    User Access Control can be turned off thru the User settings in the Control Panel.

    OK I found that but now I have a little red shield with a white X on the lower right hand corner of the screen. Windows security alerts is the only thing left to get rid of but I still trying to figure out how to disable that.

    PS. there is no CHANGE THE WAY SECURITY CENTER ALERTS ME option in the windows securty center either.

    Update--- Got it! Had to enable securty center in services just to get the stupid option to be revealed. Christ almighty, you'd think you could be completly done with the dang thing once its totally disabled but noway. Thats just wacky! Microsoft is more annoying than a mosquito swarm in your tent.
    Last edited by Spongebob; 04-26-2007 at 12:43 AM.

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    Installing XP will fix all your Vista errors........
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    Quote Originally Posted by casecutter View Post
    Installing XP will fix all your Vista errors........
    Can't do that.... Its on a laptop. The person that is buying it from me would be OK with XP on it and I'd love to put it on there but the driver support is horrible for Toshiba laptops. Its an A105-s4397 model. There are no XP drivers for this system listed on Toshibas website. I did a search on some of the drivers and found a few in random places that would work but short of actually opening it up and finding numbers on the hardware for it I might be looking at hours and hours of work. Plus all the sofware that comes with the laptop might not be compatible with XP like the figure print reader, bluetooth, ect. I don't know forsure but I'm thinking I'd be asking for trouble if I go that way. She will probably eventually want XP on there anyway since I have a feeling some of those old programs she uses might not be compatible with Vista but I'm shying away from an XP install because of driver support. Any other suggestions about drivers? I'm more than willing to put XP on here in a heart beat if I can find an easy way to get drivers.....


    I've already tried some of the Vista drivers on Toshiba's website because I did attempt to go with XP yesterday but the vista drivers I tried didn't work for sound, video, ect and hell there isn't even a chipset driver to be found there or on the disc but with XP I do need one this laptop. They must have hid it somewhere on the recovery disc because I can't find it not to mention a few others.
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    I feel your pain. I just don't understand why laptop makers don't make it easier to find drivers. I think the only solution is to just do some heavy duty research on how to use Vista. You're probably better off giving her Vista in it's finest so she can learn to work around all the permissions and other stupidity they decided Vista needed. Otherwise, she's gonna be calling you daily to ask why things work wrong or she can't get stuff done. Vista is poorly done and needs to go the way of the Dodo (or ME).
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    Oh the calls. Did you have to remind me of that....?

    When I first sold the laptop to her a few days ago she wanted a refund the next day... The laptop was slow for her becuase Macafee was preinstalled and she couldn't stand all the security stuff popping up left and right and then more ontop of that from Windows. Christ even the lan was slow becuase of it.

    I told her to give me a chance to tweak things to make them better.
    It seems good now. But I'm wishing the XP thing would have been an easy option since I know my way around that OS.
    She even thought the laptop was broken becuase right after she quit using it the system was factory set to log off. Try to explain that and all the crapolla to a novice that has been using an older system I had tweaked to the max without all the Microsoft bull**** starting up. Internet the instance the browser opened and no popups and now a system with a new OS complete with the manufactures bloatware.

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    I definitely feel your pain right now. I run a small PC business out of my house building PC's. Anythime one of my customers asks about Vista I quickly scream "NO!" and smack their nose with a rolled up newspaper (figuratively of course). Infact, right now I am building 20 PC's for someone for an Internet Cafe and thankfully he insisted on XP. You may want to consider just selling her current laptop and buying a XP friendly unit. I think you are gonna be in for a helluva ride trying to get her used to an OS that does not belong on the market.
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    Quote Originally Posted by casecutter View Post
    I definitely feel your pain right now. I run a small PC business out of my house building PC's. Anythime one of my customers asks about Vista I quickly scream "NO!" and smack their nose with a rolled up newspaper (figuratively of course). Infact, right now I am building 20 PC's for someone for an Internet Cafe and thankfully he insisted on XP. You may want to consider just selling her current laptop and buying a XP friendly unit. I think you are gonna be in for a helluva ride trying to get her used to an OS that does not belong on the market.
    The old laptop she has is one of my old one I use to own. Its an HP with XP on it.
    My wife won this new Toshiba laptop and this other lady was looking for something newer and faster and we figured this was a good chance to sell it, since we have no use for it except as a door stop.
    Upon opening the new Toshiba up and plugging it in you can about imagine what she thought about it with the Vista blocks, the manufactures bloatware, and the ativirus software all kicking in on bootup. FRICKING SLOW!!!!! Worse than the old HP she said!
    I offered her a refund but I really don't want it back since selling it again opened will be tough to get the price I want. I hope she likes it better now.

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    I wish there would be some kind of 'Tweaker's Edition' to Vista. One that was a barebones operating system that just had the necessary things. Anyone can install their own antivirus!!! The os should only be able to run / install apps and to tell you if anything is wrong. Vista is such a control freak!

    I kind of get the sense that Vista is really going to be a pain.

    By the way, we wouldn't even need a virus protection software if there weren't so many backdoors!!!!!!!!!
    Last edited by PorscheGuy997@yahoo.com; 04-26-2007 at 09:36 AM.

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