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I have my UAC settings dialed down to 0 (lowest setting), but when I uninstall a program it wants to delete some profile data stored in my user directory. Win8 denies access to the installer trying to delete files from this directory. I am logged in as an Administrator and the c:\Users directory allows all access to everything in this folder. How can I dumb down the security on Win8 so it doesn't try to protect stuff even though I am an admin?

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Take ownership of files and folders you want to delete. And then, set the desired permissions.. –  Sachin Shekhar Feb 10 '13 at 3:02
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lowest UAC slider setting doesn't disable UAC in Windows 8. –  magicandre1981 Feb 10 '13 at 6:55
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