Windows 7 vs. Windows Vista "UAC benchmark"

In Windows 7, Microsoft has changed User Account Control (UAC) feature. Now users’ve a lot more control over it, to see how much improvement this means in numbers, a comparison between the default Windows Vista and Windows 7 UAC levels “In Windows Vista, an UAC prompt’s triggered in all 17 scenarios. In Windows 7, in only 5.5 of them. […]

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In Windows 7, Microsoft has changed User Account Control (UAC) feature. Now users’ve a lot more control over it, to see how much improvement this means in numbers, a comparison between the default Windows Vista and Windows 7 UAC levels “In Windows Vista, an UAC prompt’s triggered in all 17 scenarios. In Windows 7, in only 5.5 of them. The half of point was assigned due to the fact that, when uninstalling some applications, Windows 7 can show an UAC prompt. This happens only when you uninstall applications which modify important system settings. The tests ran, only the uninstall of the Microsoft Silverlight plugin triggered an UAC prompt, while all other applications didn’t. Depending on what type of applications you’re working with, you might never encounter an UAC prompt when uninstalling an application.” When it comes to the UAC Benchmark, Windows 7 wins easily and with a huge difference in its favor.

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