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Windows 7: Prevent UAC elevation for a program requesting it

02 Dec 2012   #11
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Alejandro,

Sorry. I completely misunderstood what you were wanting and meant.

You could use the method in step 4 in OPTION ONE of the tutorial below to be able to change the Visual Effects settings from within your standard user account without getting prompted by UAC, and with them actually being applied to the standard user account.

Visual Effects Settings - Change

Hope this helps,
Shawn


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03 Dec 2012   #12

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Great, thanks!
Tried and managed to change those options by using your link without any "dirty" trick hehe (just for fun actually, I previously changed it the hard way by disabling UAC, change, and re-enable again), but quite handy link.

Funny part is that in control panel, the link has the typical UAC shield, but don't ask elevation anyway, and it even opens the very same dialog, but unelevated (my initial intention). Interesting is that, if this dialog is elevated, the eye-candy options break, and if it's not elevated, the system management there break , so I still think that it's flawed. Lucky there is an easy way of change both.

It would be still interesting to deny elevation for any program as initially wanted to. But maybe another day

Thanks for helping!
My System SpecsSystem Spec
03 Dec 2012   #13

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 8.1 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Alejandro85 View Post
Great, thanks!
Tried and managed to change those options by using your link without any "dirty" trick hehe (just for fun actually, I previously changed it the hard way by disabling UAC, change, and re-enable again), but quite handy link.

Funny part is that in control panel, the link has the typical UAC shield, but don't ask elevation anyway, and it even opens the very same dialog, but unelevated (my initial intention). Interesting is that, if this dialog is elevated, the eye-candy options break, and if it's not elevated, the system management there break , so I still think that it's flawed. Lucky there is an easy way of change both.

It would be still interesting to deny elevation for any program as initially wanted to. But maybe another day

Thanks for helping!
I wouldn't dare do it for a Windows .exe file, but it's quite possible to do it to another .exe file It's all to do with the dark art of manifests.
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