Windows 7 To Tone Down Useless User Account Control

Posted Oct 10, 2008

I have not switched away from Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) Windows quite yet.  I actually think Windows Vista is an amazing operating system with the exception of the User Account Control.  The UAC is one of the reasons why Windows Vista received so much negative press.  The operating system constantly questions whether you want to do a certain action.

Want to install a program?  Are you sure?  Want to uninstall a program?  Are you sure?  I don’t know what was worse, the paper clip Office assistant or the User Account Control.  Ben Fathi, VP for core OS development at Microsoft has officially announced that for the next operating system, Microsoft has decided to scale back on the User Account Control feature. 

“We’ve heard loud and clear that you are frustrated,” stated Fathi on the Engineering Windows 7 blog. “You find the prompts too frequent, annoying, and confusing. We still want to provide you control over what changes can happen to your system, but we want to provide you a better overall experience.”

You know what Windows should do?  Eliminate the User Account Control and improve upon their Restore Point feature.  And also make Restore Point a lot more noticeable.  Most Joe Sixpacks don’t even know what the Restore Point is and how it can fix security problems.