Windows Vista’s User Account Control (UAC) is the new operating system’s most universally reviled feature. Sure, it helps protect you, but it also annoys you to no end.

If UAC drives you around the bend, you can turn it off. There are several ways to do it. One way is to choose Control Panel > User Accounts and Family Safety > User Accounts, then click Turn User Account Control on or off.

Alternately, you can run the System Configuration Utility (a.k.a. msconfig) by typing msconfig at the command line or search box. When the tool runs, click the Tools tab and scroll down until you see Disable UAC. Highlight it and click the Launch button, then reboot. To turn it back on again, follow the same steps and choose Enable UAC. More »

Most of us know that changing your Windows Vista logon password regularly is a good habit to help keep your PC secure. Changing your password in Windows Vista is pretty easy and is something you should do if you’re having problems remembering your current password.

Follow the easy steps below to change your Windows Vista logon password:

1. Click on Start and then Control Panel.

2. Click on the User Accounts and Family Safety link. More »