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 to my PC as a non local Admin and try and install software it refuses and says you have to be "Administrator to install software". So I right click on the exe and it says "Run As" - which is kind of indicates some kind of UAC is at play here.

  • UAC in XP?? Never heard of it... a screenshot would be nice. – heavyd Aug 25 '10 at 21:04
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    Agreed with @heavyd -- I've heard nothing of this sort. Could you provide a screenshot, or clarify your description? Are you sure you aren't seeing something caused by some sort of malware? – nhinkle Aug 25 '10 at 21:07
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    There is no UAC in XP. What you are seeing is the normal prompt when a limited user tries to install software on XP. It has been this way since day 1 and was not introduced in a patch. – MDMarra Aug 25 '10 at 21:31

Non-administrator users on Windows XP aren't allowed to install new software. Change the account settings to administrator to get rid of this. It isn't actually UAC but just a notification to tell you you just can't install software with the current account.

  • Do I do this on the local PC or via Active Directory on the domain account settings? – Vidar Aug 25 '10 at 21:54
  • @Vidar - Depends on where accounts are managed, if managed through a local domain, contact your system administrator. Of it just your own PC, just edit the account's settings through an administrator account. And thanks for getting me to 5000+ rep :D – BloodPhilia Aug 25 '10 at 21:56

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