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Using Microsoft® Windows 7 by Nick Saccomanno, J. Bruzzese Peter

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7. Using Security Features in Windows 7

This chapter covers several security features integrated into Windows 7 and shows how to configure them.

User Account Control (UAC) Improvements

You may be thinking, “Improvements? I don’t know this feature at all, much less how it might now be improved.” Well, with XP, we didn’t have User Account Control (UAC). This was a newcomer in Vista and it received both praise and criticism depending on who was on the soapbox for the day. Let’s review what UAC is designed to do and then we will show you the mini-improvements that makes this technology more palatable to users.

In-Depth Look at UAC

UAC was dubbed the “most hated new feature of Vista” and yet that was likely because users weren’t really sure what ...

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