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Windows 7: HoN Desktop Icon: UAC shield

30 Aug 2010   #1
Dampkring

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bits
 
 
HoN Desktop Icon: UAC shield

Hi everyone, just wanted to know if it is possible to get rid of the UAC shield without disabling UAC, still want to run the application as admin, would creating Elevated Program Shortcut be the solution?
I have this issue only with the Heroes of Newerth icon, I can run all my other programs as admin without having the shield on my icon. Any ideas? Thanks


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30 Aug 2010   #2
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dampkring View Post
Hi everyone, just wanted to know if it is possible to get rid of the UAC shield without disabling UAC, still want to run the application as admin, would creating Elevated Program Shortcut be the solution?
I have this issue only with the Heroes of Newerth icon, I can run all my other programs as admin without having the shield on my icon. Any ideas? Thanks

UAC shield? could you explain?
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31 Aug 2010   #3
Dampkring

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bits
 
 

The blue/yellow shield on the icon:

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31 Aug 2010   #4
LEWke

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Windows 7 Starter x86
 
 

Hi Dampkring,
I was interested by your question, so I took about one hour for reading the internet ... Many people have the same desire, but there seems to be no real good solution, it's connected to the UAC. The most probable solution is to change the icon of the shield (make it transparent) via an "imageres.dll". I did not tested this solution by myself... Good luck with this one:
First locate "imageres.dll" in Win 7 System32 folder (C:\Windows\System32\imageres.dll)
Copy it on your desktop.
Download Resource Hacker or PE Explorer.
Open the imageres.dll file in ResHacker or PE Explorer.
Go to the IMAGE folder (image 838 to 856).
replace the image for your current resolution.
Save and copy this file to Win 7 System32 folder after backing up the original imageres.dll file

Maybe this works?
Kind reg,
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31 Aug 2010   #5
Jacee
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

I think the shield means that you're running the program as an (the) Administrator.
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31 Aug 2010   #6
Dampkring

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bits
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by LEWke View Post
Hi Dampkring,
I was interested by your question, so I took about one hour for reading the internet ... Many people have the same desire, but there seems to be no real good solution, it's connected to the UAC. The most probable solution is to change the icon of the shield (make it transparent) via an "imageres.dll". I did not tested this solution by myself... Good luck with this one:
First locate "imageres.dll" in Win 7 System32 folder (C:\Windows\System32\imageres.dll)
Copy it on your desktop.
Download Resource Hacker or PE Explorer.
Open the imageres.dll file in ResHacker or PE Explorer.
Go to the IMAGE folder (image 838 to 856).
replace the image for your current resolution.
Save and copy this file to Win 7 System32 folder after backing up the original imageres.dll file

Maybe this works?
Kind reg,

well thanx for your post, seems a little bit abused for such a little detail though ^^
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31 Aug 2010   #7
MacGyvr

Windows 7 Ultimate RTM (Technet)
 
 

The UAC shield means that the program (or some portion of it) requires elevation to run.
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13 Jul 2011   #8
speedgamer01

Windows 7 Enterprise x64 no SP
 
 

Yaaay, I've managed to do it...
I know this thread is old, but if someone comes here through googling and is really interested in this, I will explain it for him/her.
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14 Jul 2011   #9
Dampkring

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bits
 
 

Well yea, I don't play HoN anymore but could be interesting
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14 Jul 2011   #10
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Please, it can help others.
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