Microsoft is doing some backtracking today. After initially downplaying the risks and defending its choices around the User Account Control feature in Windows 7, the company has now bowed to pressure and said it will Microsoft refused to acknowledge this as a flaw but rather claimed it constituted a feature created “by design.” However, in a reassuring sign that the Windows beta process isn’t just for show, the company has now vowed to make some seemingly straightforward changes in the upcoming release candidate to address this concern. Namely that changing the level of the UAC will prompt for confirmation.