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Vista? Answered

I have a Vista 64-bit laptop (my previous computer was a copy of windows 2000), and there's nothing i hate more than when my laptop tells me Access Denied. I'm obviously an administrator group with total privilege. Is there a way to get my computer to stop telling me no? I want my computer to warn me when I'm getting ready to do something stupid but if I want to do something stupid then let me do something stupid! Honestly I kinda miss the no interfering way that windows 2000 ran, not telling me no for instance. I guess the point I'm making is, is there a way to stop my computer from telling me no? Also if it will remember that I'm in charge and it should respect / fear me would be cool, too. --thanks

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acidbass (author)2011-02-02

downgrade to windows xp, 2000, etc. or upgrade to windows 7 personally i just ditched windows and moved to ubuntu

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orksecurity (author)acidbass2011-02-05

+1, though I would say linux generally rather than singling out ubuntu. I've stayed on XP for Windows, I'm running RHEL for business (with a virtual machine that can run XP inside Linux).

Vista was A Mistake.

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acidbass (author)orksecurity2011-02-06

Yeah I have some hardware (tablet) that requires windows so I just split my hard drive between linux and Xp

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tragicallyhip (author)2011-02-02

Just ditch vista and move on to win 7,don't listen to techno geeks ranting on about Ubuntu!, Linux for desktop's will never go anywhere while command line is needed.

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Burf (author)tragicallyhip2011-02-02

Ubuntu works great without ever once using the command line. As does most Windows OS, the command line is there and it can be used for precision and/or speed but it is not a necessity. In fact most users never even open a command line in modern Linux OSes.

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tragicallyhip (author)Burf2011-02-02

I disagree with you,I have spent countless hours with Ubuntu right through to Lynpus looking for a user experience that match's or best's the windows environment.Perhaps Natty will be the version that draws me back,if I have to open the Terminal for a single apt get, it's one too many for me and one to many for any soccer mom migrating from windows hoping for a A HA! moment.Unfortunately this debate could go on and on,and I'm sure you agree.

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Burf (author)2011-02-01

Install Ubuntu and move into the 21st Century.

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blkhawk (author)2011-02-02

I have horror stories of my own with Windows Vista. I personally do not like it and I worked much better with older versions of Windows. Sometimes I feel like taking my 9mm Glock and take my laptop "for a ride" deep in the woods.

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AndyGadget (author)2011-02-01

Windows Vista - Win ME for the New Generation!

Does the 'Superuser' Instructable over there ---->  do what you're after?

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AndyGadget (author)AndyGadget2011-02-01

As for respect / fear, you'll just have to accept that your PC hates and despises you (you slow-thinking dollop of carbon based flab) and will thwart your every scheme by misbahaving at the most critical of moments,

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