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Topic # 15130 6-Aug-2007 08:38
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I installed Vista Home Premium in the weekend - 1/2 hour for OS installation and the remainder of the weekend reinstalling everything else (flawless victory!).  I'm still finding my way around the revised Control Panel and have some questions...

 - XP had a function where you can see if a user has unread emails from the Welcome Screen, does Vista?
 - Where do I turn off the "Do you want to continue?" messages that pop up when I try to do almost anything?
 - Is there a setting that makes the computer come back to the Welcome Screen after hibernation, rather than the desktop?
 - If my user account is the administrator, why do I get messages saying I don't have permissions to do operations on some folders e.g. inetpub?




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  Reply # 82375 14-Aug-2007 18:18
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I can help with one of your questions - how to disable the annoying UAC

open "Control Panel", select "User Accounts", select "Turn User Account Control On or Off", uncheck "User Account Control Box", restart.

That will get rid of those "do you really want to do this" messages.

I've just got Vista to, what a pain, it's given me more grief than any OS in the past 20 years.


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  Reply # 83358 22-Aug-2007 16:44
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- XP had a function where you can see if a user has unread emails from the Welcome Screen, does Vista?


I think thats more of MSN Explorer functionality which I think its not integrated with Vista


- Is there a setting that makes the computer come back to the Welcome Screen after hibernation, rather than the desktop?


I have checked the Require Password on Wakeup and it asks for password rather than going straight into desktop

To enable that, go to , Control Panel->Mobile PC->Power Options->Require a Password on Wakeup


- If my user account is the administrator, why do I get messages saying I don't have permissions to do operations on some folders e.g. inetpub?


Is your user account is administrator or you are user Administrator ? that is , do you login with the user name Administrator ?

Unless you are the super user , iow user name Administrator, it will ask for the permission.




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Chaks

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