User Account Control is a technology on Windows Vista and up that improves security on systems by limiting processes to standard user privileges until an administrator manually authorizes privilege elevation.

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installer for java dev. kit (jdk-8u102-windows-x64) FREEZES on progress bar

I saw multiple threads regarding this issue, and no solution has worked out for me. <Can't install Java\JDK on Windows 10>, <JDK 8 installation does not progress on Windows 10> I have ...
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Problems with running Visual Studio as admin in Windows 10

I'm building a new Win10 computer for one of the developers at my company and he's a bit...finicky...about how he likes things set up. One thing that is an absolute must is that he has to be able to ...
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Accessing the user folder from a previous Windows installation (content on a read-only image)

Before upgrading from Windows 7 to Windows 10 I imaged the Windows 7 system using O&O DiskImage Professional. After a clean upgrade (wiped the original installation) I started restoring content, ...
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Windows 10: Account removed from Administrators group, how to recover?

Situation Windows 10 Pro, 64bit Removed letter assignment from CD drives, don't use them regularly By mistake (without thinking, that is) I removed my account from the Administators group Can't ...
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Windows 10 - Run all programs as elevated AND run basic programs using Built-in-Administrator?

After reading a lot of answers (example) , I didn't find one that supply the whole solution to my problem. Brief : My problem basically is that If i'm setting the policy to run every program as ...
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Where oh where has my UAC password textbox gone?

Finally decided to upgrade to Windows 10 (from Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1) and started the upgrade process. However, during the upgrade, it notified me that it was unable to finish and ...
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use bitlocker without admin privilege in windows7

i have some problem with windows 7 on locked drive by bitlocker when i join a domain. in windows 7 when i try to unlock encrypted drive after join a domain the bitlocker ask me UAC privilege to ...
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Why are my accounts treated as Built-In Administrators in Windows 10?

I recently reinstalled Windows 10 Pro build 10586 on my Acer Aspire 8951G. But as soon as the computer began to fetch updates and drivers (in other words, right after the installation finished and the ...
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Chocolatey as non-admin user

I´m starting to use Chocolatey in the network of my hotel for software installs. I have a domain set on Win 2008 and all my users are not admins. So, lets say I have a user JOE that is not an admin ...
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Windows 7 / Suddenly all Applications require 'Run as Administrator'

I've been using Windows 7 for many years. I just purchased a new machine about a week ago. I installed all my traditional applications (MS Office, VS2015, SolidWorks, Matlab, ...). Friday ...
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How do i copy a bat file to a remote Win 8.1 or WIndows 10 OS and execute the same

Actually i wanted to copy a bat file on remote Win 8 syatem and execute with Admin privileges. When i use copyfile command it asks for open shares of remote Win 8.1 system Which can only be unlocked ...
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Difference between separate admin/standard user and admin with UAC/passwort prompt?

I just installed Windows 10 on a new PC and was wondering what is more secure. Assuming UAC is enabled on the highest setting and I'm the only one using the PC. a separate admin and standard account ...
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Can the Windows UAC show notifications instead of halting with a modal?

It's helpful to know what apps are running with admin privileges, and I understand why the recommendation is to use UAC. But even after using it for years, it's still disruptive. Especially during ...
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Windows 10 make UAC always require password

I want to make my UAC to always require admin password. I seen some tutorials for windows 7, and with gpedit, however I have home version and gpedit is not included and I couldn't find any tutorial ...
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Elevation: Accquiring the Admin Token in Administrator vs Standard Accounts in Windows

I've recently been confused by how UAC works between Standard accounts and Administrator accounts, As we all know, when UAC is turned on, UAC allows Standard Accounts or Administrator accounts in ...
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Windows: Make file only accessible for certain process

I'm running SyncBack Pro which saves settings within an *.ini-file. As the ini-file contains a password, I'd like to modify the access rights so that only SyncBack.exe can access the file. If that ...
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Unable to run an exe after reinstalled Windows

There is an exe file which I cannot run from Explorer, which only alerts me: Windows cannot access the specified device path or file. You may not have appropriate permissions to access the item No ...
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After Windows 10 upgrade, administrator account lacking full access privileges

My local Windows account is an account of Administrator type. Note that it's not the built-in account of Administrator name. Before Windows 10 Pro upgrade, I was using Windows 7 Professional. In ...
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Start Menu shortcuts not appearing in search results

Any new shortcuts I add to the start menu fail to show up in the start menu search results. I've tried rebuilding the index to no avail.
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How do I allow UPS World Ship to bypass UAC?

I have found a way some time ago that allowed me to whitelist UAC from certain applications by using the Microsoft Application Compatibility Toolkit. This had worked for quite some time, however, it ...
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Restore full access to C: on Windows after turning on/off UAC

After installing Windows 10 and disabling UAC I was able (as a user from the local Administrators group) to write into any folder on disk C:, including C:\Program Files. One day I decided to turn on ...
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What is Exchange Activesync Policies Broker, and why is it constantly showing UAC prompts?

Ever since the latest version of Windows 10 was installed (version 1511 Pro), I've been getting near constant UAC prompts from Exchange Activesync Policies Broker. It doesn't matter if I accept them ...
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launch installer from NFS share

I'm a domain user in local admins group. I'm trying to launch an installer from a network location, but it tells me that "I don't have a permission for that file" and "suggests Admin assistance" (...
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Avoid writing username in User Access Control screen

I use Windows 10 and it frequently pops up this dialogue: "Do you want to allow this app to make changes to your PC?" It is just fine asking me this, but I am annoyed at writing my username every ...
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Find out what does change the settings for User Account Control all the time

The settings of the UAC get changed by some app/program/process. As a result I can't open Edge, calculator, Windows store or any other Metro style app. If I try to open it I get xxx can't be ...
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What can cause images to not show in HTML Help (chm files) if UAC is Enabled in Windows Embedded Standard 7?

(Copied from http://stackoverflow.com/questions/36452561/what-can-cause-image-to-not-show-in-html-help-chm-files-if-uac-is-enabled-in-w , it seems like the topic is a better fit for SU) On a computer ...
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Log in to Windows 10 as Administrator using RDP

I have two Windows 10 machines. I remote into the desktop using my laptop. Remote works, but I cannot get Administrator access. Both are Windows 10 Pro. Both have the same local accounts, each ...
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Can some Windows folders be configured so that any program which aims to write to them must have a UAC prompt?

Can some Windows folders be configured such that any program which aims to write to them must have a UAC prompt? It is not a matter of the program requiring elevated permissions, but Windows ...
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Can Malware infect a machine with UAC enabled and not elevating a process

Is it possible for Malware to infect a machine (i.e. not just a user account) running in a standard user account when UAC is enabled, if the process is not elevated? I ask because I want to know how ...
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Keep UAC but prevent game/full screen app from minimizing

windows 10 Pro 64. My UAC settings is the 2nd from bottom (Don't dim my desktop). I want to keep the UAC on for security but I don't want my games or full screen applications to be minimized whenever ...
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Application requires Admin privileges, but Admin account is in use (Win 10 Pro)

I try to install UPS monitor application from producer site: http://fideltronik.com/files/ups-monitor/UPSmon3en.msi . After instalation, application tries to run services, but message appears: ...
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Silent version of parental controls for Windows Vista

This question is in a familial context. The concerned people have only minimal knowledge to use their computer. I can't teach them anything security related. In order to protect a user to install ...
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Disable Windows UAC when installing software [duplicate]

Is it possible to disable UAC when installing software but only for a custom set of users or a group?
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How to always trust software during install?

I am installing a program, and I keep getting this prompt: Would you like to install this device software? Name: Juno LTD. Jungo Connectivity Publisher: Atmel Norway [✓] Always trust software from "...
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Cannot do anything that requires admin privileges in Windows 10 (stuck)

I have 2 accounts, one of them is just a normal Microsoft account that I log on to every day, the other one is administrator account I just hid with SpecialAccounts registry hack. The problem is, ...
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Program not starting from startup folder

I have a lot of Windows 7 PCs with a lot of users each and UAC enabled, some administrators but most standard users. I have made a program in C# which I want to start on startup for all users. I have ...
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Windows 7 Allowed end-user to install applications signed by a specific publisher

I have a situation for a user which is not in a corporate LAN. The user is a small business with a home computer. To prevent other members of the user's family from installing malware, games, or other ...
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UAC versus groups other than Administrator

Is there any description, from Windows user perspective, of what UAC exactly does to user privileges anywhere? And what is elevation exactly. I'm looking for something like this article but not so ...
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How to display kernel times and Admin processes in Windows 10 taskmanager?

I noticed that comparing to Windows 7, a lot has changed in taskmanager. There are mainly two features I am currently missing: 1.) show kernel times - was present in Win7, is now missing, why? 2.) ...
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Can a domain account (with admin rights to machines) be enabled and disabled to allow it to be used to update software?

I have a domain environment across two sites. There are very few users who have admin rights to machines - for obvious reasons of users installing what they want, when they want and ignore the ...
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Allow Standard User run application as admin

we have a shortcut that is calling a .exe file that requires admin rights by the UAC. I would like to be able to run the application without any admin rights or give the standard user admin rights ...
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Windows Security-Ctrl Alt Delete

Main Question: Why can other programs interact within the secure desktop environment? Why can other programs initiate ctrl-alt-delete? What can be done to prevent unauthorized commands being sent ...
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Run dialog “run as admin” option

Is this a Windows 7 feature? Is there any way I can start whatever I type there as admin always if I have UAC on? I don't want to have to configure every app that I want to start as admin, or use ...
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User account control in windows7?

It's annoying when I get a popup message saying "do you want the following program to make changes to your computer" for every application I run on my windows. Is there anyway to change or disable ...
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Unknown publisher - how to tell UAC the program is ok?

I've found an interesting utility called OpenHardwareMonitor which gives live updates for CPU temperatures and some other metrics. Impressive. Question is, when I launch the application, Windows User ...
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“Run as Administrator” context menu item missing after upgrade from XP to 7

I have upgraded from XP pro to 7 ultimate (32bit) If I leave UAC settings default, I have no "Run as Administrator" menu item in the contextual right-click menu onto an executable. Additionally, ...
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Set Default Username in UAC Prompt

Is there a way that I can have UAC prompt using a default value for the username? I still would like the option to using another username, or the ability to switch to another user, but would like to ...
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Run application without administration rights in windows

I followed many guides (link1 link2) trying to start an application that requires administration rights (such as defraggler) as a normal user (non admin), but i had no luck. Do you know if these ...
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windows 7 is no longer prompting me when opening a cmd prompt [closed]

i'm not complaining, just observing.. Windows 7 is no longer prompting me when opening a cmd prompt. My UAC setting seems to be default I open a cmd prompt start..cmd I get no prompt so one might ...
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Restore Windows 7 VirtualStore folder and UAC redirection

I have a single Windows 7 machine with local accounts where I disabled VirtualStore folder redirection in secpol.msc and later after some testing enabled it again for use with an older application ...