Windows 7 with noticeably eased User Account Control
One of Vista's most hated features is the User Account Control and its annoying confirmation requests. Microsoft promises to improve the USC of windows 7 and reveals the first details.
Microsoft wants to fit Windows 7 with many improvements - the User account Control for example won't interrupt the user with as many prompts as it did in Vista. The UAC was introduced to prevent malware from changing vital system settings and to inform the user about such situations. But most users didn't like the feature and felt heavily annoyed by the regular pop-ups.
In a report at computerworld.com Microsoft's Paul Cooke promised massive improvements for the User account Control of Windows 7. Accordingly the security prompts of 16 situations have been adjusted or removed - furthermore the user can now set the sensitivity of the surveillance.
During the test period of Windows 7 a reduction of 29 percent of security prompts has been recorded. As an example Cooke mentioned that the user can now run system updates and look at the firewall settings (not change them) without being interrupted. Furthermore Windows internal components apparently won't cause security prompts anymore.
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