How To COMPLETELY Block The Windows Vista Pop-Up

If you have used Vista then you probably want to block the Windows Vista pop-up.

It comes up whenever you try to install anything on your laptop computer.

It also comes up when you try to access certain programs.

But is there a way to get rid of this annoying pop-up? And is my computer more at harm if I get rid of it?

If you would rate your computer expertise as anything other then extreme beginner, there is no real harm in blocking this pop-up from coming up.

This pop-up is part of the User Account Control of Windows Vista. And this is where you need to go to get rid of it.

You can do this in one of two ways...

You can go to Start -> Control Panel -> User Accounts

You can also type in "User Accounts" in the Start menu search box.

You should appear at a screen somewhat similar to this one...

user accounts

Once you are here, click on "Turn User Account Control on or off". Uncheck the box and hit OK and say goodbye to that annoying pop-up.

But wait...

To make you feel bad, Windows Vista has now given the courtesy of showing a big red X in your toolbar to remind you of what you have just done.

red x

This can get very distracting and you will more then likely want to get rid of it also. In order to get rid of this Red X, you will need to go to your Security Center.

This is similar to the User Account folder in that there are two easy ways to get to it...

Go to Start -> Control Panel -> Security Center

Or you can simply type in "Security Center" in the Start menu search box. Once you are there, you will see that you now have a red section in your security center.

Don't be fearful of this. Your laptop is not in any huge danger because of this.

Click on Change the way Security Center alerts me. From here, click on Don't notify me and don't display the icon

dont notify me

Now your Red X will be gone and you are completely free from the Windows Vista pop-up for all eternity!

There is certainly nothing wrong with getting rid of this pop-up. It's mostly there as a constant reminder to not download and install things that you are really unsure of.

Just make sure you don't open up emails that you aren't familiar with. Also, do your best to only download from trustworthy sites. I realize that is sometimes hard to tell if a site is fully trustworthy.

When in doubt, see if you can download it from Download.com.

If you can download it from there then you can be pretty positive that it's safe.

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