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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I am unable to access my C drive. It says it is unable to display current owner

I am using a Windows 7 Ultimate OS, and my dad recently changed the setting in the sharing tab of my C drive to make it more private when I was using a shared network. Unfortunately, something he ...
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Opening a program as a different user (with /savecred) fails

What I'm trying to do is run a second instance (my personal account) of dropbox. I have a second user account setup, Dropbox installed, the Dropbox folder on the second acct shared properly. ...
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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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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 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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Win8 consent.exe “File system error -1073741819”

consent.exe ([UAC]) is failing for me every time I try to install a program or driver, or disable UAC; Faulting application name: consent.exe, version: 6.2.9200.16384, time stamp: 0x50108159 ...
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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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UAC being turned off once a day on Windows 7

I have strange problem on my HP laptop. This began to happen recently. Whenever I start my machine, Windows 7 Action Center displays the following warning: You need to restart your computer for ...
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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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Can't elevate for administrator actions

My computer's OS appears to not be letting me run anything elevated. Anything I try that requires it eventually errors out, typically with a "path The specified module could not be found" error. This ...
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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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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 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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Is there any way to elevate a command prompt in Windows 7? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Elevate a running program to administrator (Windows 7) Situation: I start a command prompt normally, without Administrator permissions, either accidentally by habit or ...
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How can I get around windows 8.1 store (& metro apps) not working with UAC disabled

I have UAC disabled because it is annoying and causes more problems that it could ever possibly solve, at least for me. Here is yet another problem, and it seems to be due to a recent update as I ...
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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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Looking for some way to do “Inversion” of UAC

The annoying UAC is enabled by default for Vista or later, it elevate with admin right when you choose Yes. I want to do the invert way - running most of the program with admin right but limit the ...
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UAC dialog pops up when starting Google Chrome

I use Windows 7, and Google Chrome 7. Every time I start Google Chrome, a UAC Dialog box pops up with the question: Do you want to allow the following program to make changes to this computer? ...
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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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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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Command to run an application with Administrator privileges, but NOT AS administrator (prompt with UAC)

I want to start Notepad with elevated privileges to edit C:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc\host. Notmally I would type notepad in the search box, and with the program highlighted hot Ctrl + Shift + ...
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How to lauch Windows 8 Apps with no UAC while being “Super-Admin”?

Under Windows 8; if you activate the default "Built-in Administrator" account, you can't launch Windows 8 Metro Interface Apps anymore. Windows says : "This application cannot be activated by 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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Make UAC prompt in remote desktop not default to smart card

In a remote desktop session, both client and server are Windows 8 Pro (w/Media Center), UAC prompts appear as follows (username and Microsoft account e-mail intentionally obscured, it does appear ...
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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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How to Run an app as Administrator without the prompt?

When I start SQL Server Management Studio 2008, I an error that's been around forever and is documented here. One of the suggestions to fix it that actually worked was to start SSMS with Run as ...
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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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Windows 7 compatibility mode set for Windows XP SP3 for an executable from the command line and bypass User Account Control Prompt

I'm trying to package an application called Boss and is intended to be deployed through SCCM 2012 and seems that is an old Windows 2K application so it doesn't has all the properties I wish it could ...
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Selectively disabling UAC for specific programs on Windows 7

I have some programs running on start-up like Everything. UAC prompts every time the Windows starts. How can I set a program to make sure that no intervening prompt would appear during start-up?
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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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How can I get the UAC/elevation prompt to remember my local username?

I want to be able to run as a non-admin domain account for normal work and be prompted for elevation when needed. This is fine when not in a domain as the elevation prompt remembers my user name and I ...
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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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Synergy client drops and reconnects at UAC dialog

I've been using Synergy for a while at work to connect my XP machine (the host) to my Win 7 laptop (the client). I previously was having issues with using Synergy and the UAC prompt, as described in ...
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'This application can't be activated when UAC is disabled'

Windows 8.1 64-bit Whenever I click on a PDF URL link it wont open. Instead I get this error message 'This application can't be activated when UAC is disabled'; I have switched my UAC level to ...
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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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How can I run a Cygwin command (not a Windows native command) as privileged?

If I open a (elevated via UAC) Bash Shell in CygWin: Luis@Kenobi /cygdrive/c/Windows/system32 $ crontab.exe -l -u Luisito must be privileged to use -u Tested on WinXP-SP3 and Win7-SP1. Same results ...
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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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How to elevate access for user NOT in administrators group and with disabled UAC in Windows 7?

When UAC is disabled and you try to perform a task which requires elevated access, you get "Access Denied" for users not in administrators group. However when UAC is enabled, you get an ...
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How can I open the User Account Control settings from command line

It should be something like control APPLET.cpl, but I am not able to find the applet name. Does anybody know?
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Windows 8.1 Administrator

I am evaluating Windows 8.1 for business purposes and there is one major drawback which I am running into. In Windows 7 our users normally turn UAC all the way off so that they can edit files on the ...