I'm try to reproduce the same behavior of my work laptop with my personal computer.
In my work laptop, I'm administrator. There are a few more accounts like ITadmin and similars but my account has admin privileges and I never need to "Run as Administrator" any of my software.
On my personal computer I have a similar setup. Of course I'm admin but I still need to "Run as Administrator" all the programs that requires such permissions.
Both computers have the UAC set to the minimum. What's the magic setting on my work laptop?