What the problem is: When attempting to install a program or change settings in Windows Vista or 7 you get a pop-up warning about the program needing permission to go forth with an installation or preference change.
What is causing said problem: The application in Vista that asks you if “you want to do this” is called Vista UAC, user account control. The main point of running this application is to help secure windows from unwanted programs running. If you want to stop Vista from asking you if you want to run something, you can disable UAC with the following steps:
How To Get Rid Of That Annoying “do you really want to do this?” In Vista
- Open Control Panel.
- Under User Account and Family settings click on the “Add or remove user account”.
- Click on one of the user accounts, for example you can use the Guest account.
- Under the user account click on the “Go to the main User Account page” link.
- Under “Make changes to your user account” click on the “Change security settings” link.
- In the “Turn on User Account Control (UAC) to make your computer more secure” click to unselect the “Use User Account Control (UAC) to help protect your computer”. Click on the Ok button.
- You will be prompted to reboot your computer. Do so when ready.
In order to re-enable UAC just select the above checkbox and reboot.