While the security features built into vista are nice in some respects the problem a lot of people seem to have are the extra 1 or 2 steps you have to take to get things done. Vista is supposed to be easier & more secure but seems to be sacrificing ease of use in order to maintain that security.
It gets annoying dealing with pop-ups. I disabled the User Account Control (UAC) on my copy because I was sick of the endless security warnings for the most menial tasks. If I chose to log my self in as the administrator I want the computer to respect my decision, not ask me over and over again "are you sure??????"
Vista auto-demotes admins to regular users by default in order to increase security. In order to fix this do the following :
- Launch Control Panel
- Type "UAC" in the search box at the upper-right hand corner of the window
- The option to disable UAC is the first search result.
- Disble UAC
get control of your OS back!