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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How to make all apps run as Administrator in Windows 10?

How do I make every app / software run as administrator in windows 10, without breaking the calculator? I'd prefer to simply remove UAC and have the apps run with the credentials I am logged in with, ...
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Elevate standard user to administrator without changing user profile

Every so often I try to find an easy answer to this, but I just can't. I'd like to log in as a standard user account for the added security it brings. I'm also a developer and often need to run ...
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Why can't I turn off UAC from the Control Panel in Windows 10?

In Windows 10 x64 Professional, when logged in with a Microsoft account with administrator privileges, I am unable to turn off UAC from the Control Panel. I can slide the slider all the way to the ...
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Locked out of Admin Account

I created an admin account in windows 7. Did the "Special Accounts" registry edit to hide the admin account. Changed the current logged in user to a standard account and restarted the computer. The ...
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Require UAC password different from the user password

Is there is a way to make UAC prompt for a password that is not the password of any of the users on the PC? Is there a way to set a UAC password so that not even any of the administrators could ...
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Windows 10, can't edit hosts file

I have recently gotten a new computer and have upgraded to Windows 10 (though I suspect this is a problem in other versions as well.) My user is an administrator. I have set UAC to the lowest level. ...
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Unable to install fonts on Windows 10

I'm using Windows 10 x64 Pro and I'm unable to preview or install fonts. When I try to preview a font (double click or Right Click >> Preview), I get an error message that reads "The requested ...
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Why does UAC prompt for a password instead of yes/no?

Until today, when I started Command Prompt as an administrator, I would get a yes/no prompt like (image copied from web): Today when I start a Command Prompt as administrator, I get a prompt like ...
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Permissions totally messed up - Windows 7

I totally messed up my user permissions as I keep getting an 'Access Denied System 5 error" at a command prompt. In my stupidity, I just started changing all the 'user/mycomputer' permissions thru UAC ...
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Windows 10 - copy domain admin to domain user account

I have been working under a domain admin account for years and years. Now, after a windows 10 upgrade, I want to work under a domain user account. More, I would like to retain all the desktop ...
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How can I use Apps like Cortana with UAC disabled and no password requirement on boot?

I don't want the annoyances of UAC constantly asking "Are you sure?" nor the annoyance of having extra steps to preform (login) when my laptop boots up. There isn't actually any good reason to have to ...
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Windows 8 lock all functionalities [duplicate]

I'd like to have a demo of our new software run on a windows 8 computer where people can play with it (on a public fair, hence limited attention on what people are doing with the computer). What ...
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I just want to disable the UAC prompt not the UAC itself. how?

How do I disable administrator prompt in Windows 8? The first answer above. I can't find "Local Security Policy" OS: W 8.1
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UAC settings are automatically disabled at least once a day

I have a weird security risk that I have submitted to our IT Operations without any luck; at least once a day, our machines running Windows 7, 8.1 and 10 has the UAC settings disabled, and we discover ...
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BlueStacks will not open from the “Guest” account on Windows 7

I have been unsuccessful in figuring out this problem. When I first start the computer up, the BlueStacks daemon will automatically run (the "service"), but if the Guest tries to run it with the ...
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How can I run correct version of compiler when using elevated command prompt

I have two versions of the Typescript compiler (tsc.exe) on my system (1.0 and 1.5) and I cannot remove the earlier one because it is installed with Visual Studio 2013. They are located at: ...
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Preselecting an account for the UAC

Is it possible to preselect one of all the given accounts for the UAC? I have mutliple Administrator accounts but I only got the password of one of them. I need to manually select the Administrator ...
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Checking UAC Elevation of Running Process from Command Prompt

How can I use the command prompt (cmd.exe) to check if a process is running with UAC elevation / elevated privileges? If I were to use the Task Manager (taskmgr.exe), I could check by adding the "UAC ...
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User rights to read/write win.ini in windows 8.1

I use a program in Windows 8.1 Pro that needs full read/write rights to win.ini. - Logged in as administrator - UAC is disabled - Applications and administrators have full rights to modify win.ini. ...
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Why access denied for user within permitted group?

First let me start off by saying that I'm not an IT expert, and I've just been experimenting a lot lately with sharing and permissions in Windows 8.1. I've reached a point of extreme confusion right ...
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Bypass Windows 10 UAC “This app has been blocked for your protection.”

I ran into this problem when trying to install the USB (MTP) drivers for my Samsung Galaxy S4. Windows will not run the driver installer. It seems the reasoning is the publisher is not trusted. My ...
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Looking for a simple way to forbid specific software from writing to the registry

I am working at a company with an admin account, which means my account has full access to the system and registry. I love to run portable software with my usb drive but some of the software is ...
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“Run as administrator” failing without message on Windows8.1, but “Run as different user” and consecutive “Run as administrator” working

Run as administrator now is broken the second time for me again after recreating user account locally. Neither on the command line nor via the context menu I can run as programs as an administrator ...
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How to run a program under different user's accounts?

My program C:\Program Files\MyApp\Myprog starts with Windows startup; at device insertion Myprog.exe invokes another program C:\Windows\comp.exe. This process works fine in the admin account in which ...
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Disable taskbar flashing for only specific programs

I use WizMouse on Windows 8.1 as a lightweight program to automatically scroll the window under the mouse, regardless of whether that program currently has focus. I want the program to work even in ...
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Windows 7 64bit + Guild Wars 2 + ReShade UAC [closed]

The vanilla game works fine, but any try of injection (gemfx/sweetfx/reshade) ends with app crash. I found a solution for this: to run the game with admin privileges, but it didn't work. I got ...
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UAC Disabled - “Run as administrator” still required on some programs?

I have Windows 7 SP1 x64, UAC is disabled, however some programs don't work unless I right click and do "Run as administrator" (or check the checkbox in properties of .exe file) No UAC prompt shows ...
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Window 7 time limit for Kids but allow installation

Hi I'm trying to set up Window 7 so that it will block access after 9pm for a teenager . However, he can perform installation of anything he wants. I can't manage to do both because to set up parental ...
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User Account Control (UAC) in Windows 7 Does Not Prompt for Fingerprint Authentication

I login with domain credentials (I'm in an enterprise-setting) as a standard user on a Windows 7 box. I logon with my fingerprint just fine, and even have fingerprints saved on a local administrative ...
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Application prompting for elevation on one WIndows 7 PC but not another

Can anyone tell me the factors that lead to an application generating a UAC prompt for admin rights? I know of a few things such as if the executable requests it in the manifest, if it tries to ...
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Remove Cached passwords on User Password reset

I didn't know which of the techy sites to post this on with it having a bit of everything... but on our network users are required to change their passwords every 60 days... now when this happens ...
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UAC Pops up for program that opens pictures. When did not before how to stop UAC from coming up

Ok problem is that UAC is popping up when opening animated gif files and other picture formats when using windows fax viewer. Now before I restored to factory default the UAC never came up when ...
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How to temporary elevate aplication to administrator in standard level account (windows 7)?

How to temporary elevate aplication to administrator in standard level account (windows 7)? If you know Linux we can elevate program into Root level, how to that in Windows 7 ? I have "standard" ...
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Changing UAC settings for a standard user

I was wondering if there is a way to change the use account control settings for a standard user in win 8. As an admin I can change my own settings to "never notify" but whenever other users try to ...
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Windows 8 keeps asking for Admin password for one specific program

I am admin of a Windows 8 PC. I turned UAC off so other users can open programs without my permission and it works perfectly for all the software, however there is this one program (Backgammon ...
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Windows 8 keeps asking for Admin Password for ONE SPECIFIC program

I am admin of a windows 8 PC . I turned UAC off so other users can open programs without my permission and it works perfectly for all the softwares however there is this one program (Backgammon ...
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Can I have Windows 7 always allow Eudora to run?

I use Eudora (an older email client program). When I open my shortcut to Eudora, a User Account Control dialog appears asking me if I want to allow the program to make changes to my computer, before ...
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PsShutdown in Task Scheduler of Windows 7

I try to use PsShutdown to schedule late sleep, restart and etc on Windows 7 machine. In order to run the command manually I have to open the command window as Administrator first. So how can I do it ...
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How do I give myself privilege to create symbolic links on Windows 7 logged in as domain user?

I would like to be able to use mklink without the inconvenience of right-clicking on cmd.exe and choosing "Run as Administrator". I am logged in at work as a domain user with local admin privileges, ...
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COM visible DLL only registered for Administrators

I have a 64-bit DLL and I also have an installer for this dll. This installer registers the dll as com visible. To do this i have to be admin. Everything works fine so far and i also can use the dll ...
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How do I see which UAC permission was requested?

Is there the a way to view the permissions required when User Account Control dialog box pops up? I have this executable file that has a UAC icon on its lower left of its icon. I assume that it ...
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Allow regular users access to an application that prompts for UAC [duplicate]

I am looking to review user account permissions across a Windows Domain Network. I want to get rid of computer accounts with local admin rights and replace them with regular user accounts. This is all ...
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User Access Control no longer opens

I can not run programs as Administrator, because I tried to do this, and modifying the value in the registry didn't do what I wanted to do, I thought that it would stop asking for passwords and let me ...
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How to make Windows 7 ask for admin permission for all actions?

For example, Linux will ask permission for each and every action; e.g., for installing software and uninstalling software. Is it possible to configure Windows like that?
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Do application installers set folder permissions? Or is it up to Windows?

Before anyone asks, yes I'm still running Photoshop CS2, it does the job ;-) I installed Photoshop CS2 as Administrator. I then copied some plug-ins into Photoshop's plug-ins folder. I did not get ...
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How can you permanently disable UAC prompts in Windows 7?

I have tried everything in this post: Disabling UAC on Windows 7? But even the registry changes don't work. After rebooting the computer, I still get the "Do you want to allow the following ...
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How can I protect my data from certain apps in Windows 7?

UAC helps protect the system from getting trashed by non-privileged apps. But how can I protect my data from getting trashed or misused by apps? Example 1: An app silently modifies the tags in all my ...
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“Windows Security” alert when moving files in My Documents/Desktop (local disk)

Every time I try to move a file to a different location in My Documents or on the Desktop by dragging it I get a "Windows Security" alert telling me "These files might be harmful to your computer". I ...
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Microsoft-Windows-UAC-FileVirtualization error logged

I installed nxlog on my MS Windows 8.1 to remotely log the computer activity and discovered an error: Feb 08 17:31:28 samsung Microsoft-Windows-UAC-FileVirtualization: Accès refusé à la suppression ...
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How to remove an account?

The title isn't too informative, but I couldn't think of a more accurate one. Long back, I had a problem in logging to my account (Admin). It showed The User Profile Service failed the logon. ...