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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Disabling UAC on Windows 8 causing issues with installations

I disabled UAC on my Windows 8 install, but I found that it caused me issues when I needed to install downloaded programs (installation would fail due to no admin privileges). I re-enabled UAC, but ...
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How to add exception in UAC list so that software runs without asking

Whenever i run few application it asks for UAC list , i have to press continue to run that software. Is there any way to add some program which i need on daily basis so that i don't have to press ...
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I get no elevate dialog anymore

Whenever I launch a program, try to save files in 'C:\Program Files' and more, I don't get the Administrator Privileges dialog anymore. (Started about a month ago) I can't run the chrome flash plugin ...
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Getting console2 to work nicely with UAC

I would like to get console2 to work nicely with UAC Particular problems I would like to tackle: If I start non-elevated, have a way to elevate while running. It'd be especially nice if I could ...
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Windows 7: Is there a way to move C:\Windows\System32\oobe\info\backgrounds folder?

Using display fusion there's an option to change my logon background to whatever my desktop background is. The problem is that whenever my background switches I get a UAC prompt. I understand that ...
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How to turn off “Always run as administrator” Windows 8?

I followed these instructions (http://stackoverflow.com/questions/12257110/can-you-force-visual-studio-to-always-run-as-an-administrator-in-windows-8) to force my Visual Studio 2012 to always run as ...
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Allow Standard user to run program requiring UAC elevation

I need a standard or limited Windows 7 user to be able to run an application (Fallout Mod Manager) which requires UAC elevation. I've tried the Application Compatibilty Toolkit, but that did not work ...
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Extracting a zip file via VBScript running as a service

Details OS: Windows 7 UAC: Disabled What: I am running a VBScript that extracts a zip file, and the vbscript is kicked off by Jenkins service. I need to use the VBScript, and I can not use external ...
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Make UAC stop asking for password of first installer

When I execute a program that makes the UAC jump I get the following message: Do you want to allow the following program from an unknown publisher to make changes to this computer? That is fine. ...
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Windows UAC cannot write to Program Files

I want to have UAC enabled but at the moment it's really annoying me. I often need to edit text files that are located in the Program Files folder, but doing so requires administrative privileges. ...
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Annoying programs that ask for Admin permissions on boot up [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can you turn off UAC for a single app? Silly question: I am running Windows 7 Ultimate Edition, and having lapsed in my study of Windows, I do not know how to grant ...
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Why does the error “(app name) can't open while File Explorer is running with administrator privileges” occur?

I'm getting this message when I try to start a Modern UI app after explorer was restarted with admin privileges (by a setup program). I know how to fix it (just restart explorer without admin ...
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Prevent elevation (UAC) for an application that doesn't need it

Having recently migrated from Vista 32bit to Windows 7 64bit, one of my programs now requires admin rights. I use a rather exotic text editor (Crimson Editor). Although not designed for Vist/Win7 it ...
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Is the UAC level in Windows per individual user?

Can each user have different UAC level in a PC? Specifically, can an Admin have UAC level set to "never notify" and a User have UAC level set to "always notify" and so on?
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Save UAC prompt credentials

I have an application that prompts for Admin rights when the current user is not an Admin. I want to be able to save the Admin credentials after the prompt so that the application will not ask for ...
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Stop UAC/Secure Desktop from dimming the screen

I like the concepts of UAC and the "Secure Desktop" in Windows 7, but I don't like the dimming of the Secure Desktop to prompt for Admin credentials (or OK button to get clicked). However, dimming ...
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Lync for IT support - problems with UAC prompts

I want to do IT-Support with Microsoft Lync Desktop sharing. Only problem, I have to disable UAC, because if UAC is enabled I get a black screen and the user has to click to accept, what I want to do. ...
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Win+R runs as Administrator in Windows 8

In Windows 7 opening Run dialog (Win+R) and confirming with Ctrl + Shift + Enter ran specified command elevated. In Windows 8 this trick doesn't work anymore and I miss it a lot! Is there a way to ...
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How to fully stop UAC Windows 8

I have a problem, i have a Windows 8 realease Preview. I have UAC turned off always, but for test i switched UAC on (slider up) and restarted my pc, then, i turned it off (slider down) and restarted ...
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User Account Control for Metro-style apps?

Are there any changes in UAC (User Account Control) for Metro-style applications in Windows 8? Metro-style applications come from Windows Store only and they should have already passed a lot of ...
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What is a “loader flag” in Windows?

I was following the accepted solution to the following SuperUser question, which recommends the use of the Microsoft Application Compatibility Toolkit to apply the RunAsInvoker fix: Prevent elevation ...
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Is there a tool that will automatically fix programs requesting elevation when they don't need it

I have heard of the external manifest trick to get programs not to ask for elevation when they really don't need it. Is there a program that will automatically modify or add a manifest to an ...
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Why my Network Connection Properties don't show UAC prompt & settings change everytime I connect?

I can't set my network connection interface properties, UAC prompt doesn't appear anymore for only this adapter interface. I disable Netbios but each time I connect it changes back to default. Earlier ...
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Windows Vista: Screen remains darkened for 30-60 seconds *after* UAC prompt

Fixing someone's Vista computer. Process: I click any program or process that opens a User Account Control prompt. Screen goes dim so you may hit Continue to perform a secure user action. I click ...
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Send Ctrl+Alt+Del over VNC with Windows Vista and UAC off?

I'm trying to set up a machine here with UltraVNC on Windows Vista with UAC off. The problem is, in this configuration, I can't send Ctrl + Alt + Del (CAD) to the Windows Vista machine, and ...
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Disable UAC and XP Pro 32 Bit

It seems the latest patches have included some kind of UAC in XP - I can't seem to find a way to disable it. Does anyone know how/where? The reason I ask (I may be wrong on UAC) - but when I log in ...
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How does UAC in Windows 8 work?

Is UAC in Windows 8 any different than in Windows 7, I've heard about access tokens and different application privileges, can you shed more light on that?
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UAC is popping up after each login. How do I discover what's wrong and fix it?

I have an almost new PC running Win7 Home Premium. On each successful login I get a UAC popup asking for permission to "modify content on the disk" on behalf of the Windows Control Center. Any clue on ...
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In Windows, if I refuse an app's UAC request, why must it not continue running?

Coming from a Linux/Unix background, I cannot understand how UAC works in Windows. I heard that UAC works like sudo. My Linux application can do some other work before calling sudo. But in Windows, ...
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Googleupdate “user account control”

Out of the blue, now I'm getting the UAC dialog prompt for googleupdate.exe. I've had this program on my system for more than a year now, with not a problem. Perhaps there was a silent update or ...
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My Account type is Administrator in Windows 8 YET I don't get full access to folders

I'm running Windows 8 Pro. My account type is of admin: And My UAC is off: Yet, I still get errors like this: and
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UAC “Yes” button is disabled, but I am logged on as an administrator

Im trying to run an installer on my Win7 laptop but the UAC "Yes" button is disabled. Even if I select "Run as Administrator" I cannot get past this prompt. What can I do from here?
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Windows 8 file permissions vs Windows 7 [duplicate]

I have read How do I disable administrator prompt in Windows 8?, and it did not solve my problem. When I upgraded from Windows 7 Pro 64-bit to Windows 8 Pro 64-bit, I noticed some permissions issues ...
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Resolving the dreaded “an attempt was made to access a token that does not exist” in Win7 64-bit?

I attempted to access "Control Panel -> System and Security -> Administrative Tools -> Local Security Policy" today and received the error: "an attempt was made to access a token that does not ...
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Why can't I delete .exe files on my SSD Drive?

I recently "upgraded" the drive in my laptop to a Crucial M4 SSD drive. I can't be sure the SSD drive is to blame but ever since the upgrade I am having trouble with both Visual Studio and Eclipse not ...
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Unable to move Desktop Files on Windows 7

Has anyone come across an issue while running on Windows 7 Professional on a domain, where all the sudden they can no longer move around any files on the desktop? What's even more weird is when I try ...
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Turn off “unknown publisher” message for older Windows application?

Anyone know how to turn off or suppress the "unknown publisher" message for a specific application? The application is a legacy version of Delphi that we use to update a LOB application. I thought ...
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Issue running msiexec as Administrator in Windows 7

I recently bought a new HP computer and I am unable to run any MSI by double clicking it. I receive an error message: This installation package could not be opened. Verify that the package exists ...
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How can I run ALL my Apps “as administrator” by default in Windows 7?

I know that I can change the property in advanced setting of the shortcut to run one app as administrator. But is possible to do that for all my application? There is a general setting or something ...
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Is a Separate Administrator Account Necessary in Windows 7?

I am getting a new laptop soon and wasn't sure what the best course of action was on this topic. On my previous computers, I have always had a standard user which I used most of the time and an ...
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Windows 7: Benefits of a standard user account with UAC active in a single user setting?

I have been doing research over the last days to find the best way to set up secure user accounts in Windows 7. I learned some new things about UAC (user account control) and AAM (admin approval ...
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Run As Administrator Shortcut Without Password Prompt

I have installed a program on Windows 7 that needs Admin rights to run properly. When running on Windows XP; I used the runas command with the savecred switch to create a shortcut that opened the ...
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Cannot write to directory after taking ownership

I had a directory on an internal hard-drive that was created in an old Windows 7 install. After re-installing my operating system, when I try to create a new directory inside that directory, I get an ...
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Windows has blocked some startup programs

I put a shortcut to MSI Afterburner, my graphics card monitoring program, into my startup folder. Every time I start up my computer, Windows pops up a message saying "Windows has blocked some startup ...
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Check what administrator rights are needed by the application

Is there a tool that I can use to check why a certain application requires administrator rights under Windows7/Windows server 2008?
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Windows 7 UAC prompt password caching (Linux-like)

If you run lot of applications that requires Admin proviledges you are forced to re-enter the password over and over. Is it possible to set a (timed) caching of the Administrator password in Windows ...
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How to elevate a program without the UAC prompt? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to run program from command line with elevated rights I have a computer with these settings for UAC: Attempting to run a safe program results in a UAC prompt: ...
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How do I disable UAC for a specific program on my son's account?

I see a lot of answers for how to disable UAC for specific applications on one's own personal account, but I haven't seen anyone ask or answer this question. We have a family computer. Each of us ...
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Controlling UAC windows 7

I want to know if it is possible to control UAC behaviour in command line. Like for example, can i make a batch script for UAC to prompt user with dialogue for elevation when i try make changes in ...
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Stop graphics from switching on UAC prompt

I have a (minor) problem with switchable graphics on my laptop (Lenovo T520, NVidia Quadro NVS4200M and some Intel, drivers up-to-date). When I run an action on Windows 7 that requires an UAC ...