I have tried everything in this post: Disabling UAC on Windows 7?
But even the registry changes don't work. After rebooting the computer, I still get the "Do you want to allow the following program..." prompt when trying to run a program as an administrator (which is necessary for me to access the C drive), and the slider in User Account Control Settings goes back to the notch above "Never notify". I'm assuming this has something to do with group policy, but it's a real pain in the ass.
I should have mentioned - this is a work computer so I don't believe I can make any changes to group policy.