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Security is tight - WinVista

by tdsmith / March 2, 2007 11:32 AM PST

Be prepared for a learning curve. Under WinVista, the security for files is a lot different from our former WinXP days. If you had a habit of tossing things into the C:\ Program Files\program name that will work for the program files. However control files will end up in C:\User\various files. Included will be your work files. If you once used the \program files\program name\My files method, you will not find them there.

And to boot you can install software as an administrator and then log on as the sole user, and still not be able to get some applications to work properly. Some programs can only be run with administrative rights and it can be unnerving to try getting applications to work that formerly worked on a click within WinVista.

So check up and read about this new security. It's a lot tighter in WinVista than it was formerly. Maybe that is a good thing, but us old hunt and peck users are going to have a real hassle learning the new system.

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