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23 May 2009   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit SP1
 
 
Windows 7 UAC question

I'm not yet a Windows 7 user, so pardon my lack of personal experience with it. My biggest complaint with the Vista implementation of UAC is constantly having to OK the same programs I use dozens of times a week. There's no learning mode in Vista UAC. Does the Windows 7 version's option "Notify me only when ..." eliminate these messages? I wouldn't mind a warning that a program has changed, but I'm willing to tell UAC "this program is OK, stop bothering me about it".

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23 May 2009   #2

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Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

No, I am afraid not . You can get a free program which does that perfectly in Vista, but not for 7 yet, as far as I know
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24 May 2009   #3

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by cgbick View Post
I'm not yet a Windows 7 user, so pardon my lack of personal experience with it. My biggest complaint with the Vista implementation of UAC is constantly having to OK the same programs I use dozens of times a week. There's no learning mode in Vista UAC. Does the Windows 7 version's option "Notify me only when ..." eliminate these messages? I wouldn't mind a warning that a program has changed, but I'm willing to tell UAC "this program is OK, stop bothering me about it".
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UAC has a slider in Windows 7 and at the default level it prompts a lot less then Vista, but it doesn't have an option to remember choices about programs, etc. Symantec has a UAC addon called Norton UAC Tool. At the moment it's only for Vista, but hopefully they will eventually release a Windows 7 compatible version.
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24 May 2009   #4

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit SP1
 
 

Thanks for the tip on the Norton utility. I'll try that while I'm still using Vista. Maybe there'll be something similar for Windows 7 later.
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24 May 2009   #5

 
 

Hi cgbick, welcome to the forums.

I've noticed that some progams display the 'Are you sure you want to run this....' (or similar) dialog and there's a checkbox alowing you to 'Save setting/answer for this aplication only...' (or similar).

As soon as i have a screenshot i'll post it.




Jeff
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31 May 2009   #6

Windows 7 Pro & Vista Home Premium
 
 

If you have a good anti-virus program, spyware detector and personal firewall, there is no reason to have UAC enabled.

Change the slider to Never Notify and that will eliminate every pop up for user interaction.

just my persoanl opinion.
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01 Jun 2009   #7

XP MCE .... XP Pro 64 .... W7 U x64
 
 

I have my UAC turned off and run the freeware WinPatrol in Windows 7 to replace what UAC should be doing.

It helps prevent items being add to your startups without your permission.
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01 Jun 2009   #8

Windows 7 Pro & Vista Home Premium
 
 

noyb,

Thanks for the info.

In addition to reghakr, people sometimes call me the Mad Downloader, but I have never came across that one.
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01 Jun 2009   #9
OEM

OS3.5
 
 

There is a great easy way to allow any program that normally requires uac approval, to run without any prompts. You set it up beleive-it-or-not in the scheduled tasks. Here's a link. I've used this method for ccleaner and its very easy and effective.

1. Open the Task Scheduler
2. In the right plane, click "create task".
3. General tab type a name (ex: ccleanerNP) No Spaces Preferred
4. Near the bottom, tick "run with highest privileges"
5. Open the actions tab, click "new..." near the bottom left
6. In the new window, click browse to locate the apps. .exe, once found click OK
7. Close the window.
8. Now on the desktop, right click and choose new shortcut.
9. Type
Code:
schtasks /run /tn “task_name
...without quotes. were as "task name" is the name you gave the task.
10. Click next, name the shortcut, and click finish.

Thats it, You use the new shortcut to launch the program with no uac prompts. Very easy.

Also, you change the icon, by right clicking and click properties, change icon. You can browse to the programs orginial luanch icon and use it.

NOTE: Nothing to Download, No Registry Hacks, Just the Task Scheduler and create a shortcut.

This does NOT turn off the UAC. It only allows the programs you trust that normally require user action to run. Make a new task the same way for any program you want.

EDIT: Shawn (Brink) has made a tutorial of this, please use the link for better instructions.

Elevated Program Shortcut without UAC Prompt - Create
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