IT Talk – The Lowdown on Windows Updates & Turning Off Vista Annoying Pop-ups

We strongly recommend that you take advantage of automatic updates, to keep your PC secure and efficient. However, there are times when a Windows update may interfere with other applications that you use. Here's a way to address the problem:

Open your Control Panel, and click Security Center | Automatic Updates. Select the option, Notify me but don't automatically download or install them. With this option, you'll know what Microsoft wants to install on your PC, and you can accept or reject updates on a case-by-case basis.

Turn off Vista's Annoying User Account Control Pop-ups

If you're tired of being continuously prompted for permission to access resources on your system, you can turn off Vista's User Account Control Pop-ups and end what is probably the new Windows' most annoying feature.

From the Start menu, go into Control Panel and open User Accounts. Click Turn User Account Control on or off, and select Continue. On the next screen, uncheck the box for Use User Account Control (UAC) to help protect your computer, then click OK.

Restart your computer, and be ready to work with fewer interruptions.

About Brent Whitfield

Brent Whitfield is CEO of DCG Technical Solutions, Inc., which provides IT Support in the Los Angeles area since 1993. DCG exists to help our clients choose, implement, and manage IT and cloud solutions that are cost effective and reliable. DCG's pro-active approach to IT is ideally suited for companies who depend on reliable IT infrastructure, but don't want to spend a lot of money to keep it that way. DCG was recognized among the Top 10 Fastest Growing MSPs in North America by MSP Mentor. Brent has been featured in Fast Company, CNBC, Network Computing, Reuters, and Yahoo Business.

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