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Old 22-01-2013, 08:39
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I want to increase my User Account Control settings to the default - Notify me only when programs try to make changes to my computer - but moving the slider and clicking OK does nothing. I am logged on as Administrator.
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Old 22-01-2013, 11:47
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hi,,, after changing settings in UAC you need to reboot after clicking Ok tab.

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Old 22-01-2013, 16:18
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My change (currently Never notify) isn't saved when I click the OK button.
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Old 22-01-2013, 18:26
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when you change settings and click ok, do you get a pop up box saying do you wish this program to make changes ?
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Old 22-01-2013, 22:19
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No.
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Old 22-01-2013, 23:05
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strange,,,, so you have it turned off at the mo and want it back on but it will not ??
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Old 23-01-2013, 06:43
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Correct. I have only just purchased the machine (second hand) and it is my first experience of Windows 7. It was already set on Never notify but from my reading I understand that the Default setting - Notify only when a program tries to make changes - is preferred from a security POV.

Also, it came with Microsoft Security installed. For years I've used AVG Free edition with few problems. Is there any reason why I should not install AVG alongside Ms Security?

BTW, thanks for helping me with this thread.
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Old 23-01-2013, 09:29
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Try this MS fixit for the UAC problem.

http://support.microsoft.com/mats/wi...ty_diagnostic/

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Also, it came with Microsoft Security installed. For years I've used AVG Free edition with few problems. Is there any reason why I should not install AVG alongside Ms Security?
You have to be explicit here. Windows Defender is included with Windows 7. If you installed AVG previously, it did turn off Windows Defender during installation. However, the article has been removed from the AVG support site

It does appear here in the Google cache: http://webcache.googleusercontent.co...n/faq.num-4404


If you're referring to Microsoft Security Essentials, you must first uninstall that before installing AVG.

http://www.avg.com/us-en/faq.num-4414

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-gb/w...yware-programs
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Old 23-01-2013, 16:35
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The MS fixit worked, thanks. The problem was due to my having Office 97 installed (I use the Office toolbar).

I suppose my question about antivirus should be: is AVG better than MS Security Essentials?

On a separate topic, can I totally prevent actions from occurring when I hover the mouse pointer over them? In the Make the mouse easier to use window, I have the Activate a window by hovering over it with the mouse box unchecked but it still happens annoyingly often.
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