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I have set up a program to always run as an administrator using the Compatability setting in Properties, which is necessary as the program always require administrator rights. Is there a way to make so that the User Account Control prompt does not always pop up and require me to confirm that I want to run this as an administrator? I am on an administrator account. I know I can simply turn off all User Account Control notifications, but I would rather not do this for security purposes; rather, I just want UAC settings to remember the choice I made regarding running the program as an administrator but not prompt me to confirm it.

This is an example of what I want, but that was made for Windows 7 and I'm not sure how well it work in 8.1.

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What you want requires a prompt –  Ramhound Oct 23 '13 at 2:00
    
-1 re your last line, you're not sure how well it will work in windows 8.1? try it –  barlop Oct 24 '13 at 18:26
    
even when given an answer of what to try, you don't know whether it will work unless you try it. that guide you link to has lots of pictures and you haven't struggled with any of it 'cos you haven't tried it. you haven't found it daunting you just haven't tried it. You could've tried it in the time it took to write your question. And if you tried it and it hadn't worked then you could've written a far better more well informed question. –  barlop Oct 24 '13 at 18:36
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The Task Scheduler trick you mention sill works fine in Windows 8.x. I use it daily. You can use it without any issues.

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+1 to cancel the idiot that downvoted you without comment. –  barlop Oct 24 '13 at 18:27
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Open Windows PowerShell (open it as an Administrator) and Run below registry settings:

Set-ItemProperty -Path "HKLM:\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System" -Name "EnableLUA" -Value "0"
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-1 because he said he doesn't want to disable the UAC. –  magicandre1981 Feb 4 at 18:42
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