At work, I was recently upgraded to Windows 8.1 Pro.

I've been using the Win 8 UAC prompt for installing software a lot, but I have to keep typing in the full admin name: “[machineName]\AdminAccount”. In Windows 7, the UAC prompt listed other accounts besides the currently logged in user ("Looking for credential tiles..."). In Win 8.1, I see just the current user.

So how do I add an account to always show in the Windows 8.1 UAC prompt?

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    I believe this is as designed. If you have the admin login, you could just turn off UAC or lower the notification settings until you are done installing software... – вʀaᴎᴅᴏƞ вєнᴎєƞ Nov 24 '14 at 17:21
  • Yeah, I think the best option is to sign in as the admin to install all the software, or lower UAC. – Tim Nov 24 '14 at 17:23
  • Another easy option: temporarily set current user account to admin. However, I'm required to normally operate on a non-admin level (security purposes), so in the end I'm still left with keying in the full account info for day-to-day work. – StarTrekRedneck Nov 24 '14 at 19:23

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