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Windows 7: UAC Question


16 Jan 2011   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 
UAC Question

Hi, i was wondering if there is any way to bypass the UAC request box for certain programs? I already have it set at the second lowest setting, but it still pops up too much. Is there any way to stop this box popping up for certain applications?

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16 Jan 2011   #2

Windows 7 Pro x64 SP1
 
 

On way to setup uac prompts to go away, in many cases, create a shortcut to the program
and then go to properties of the shortcut and select compability. check run as administrator
and that works. Most times.

Rich
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16 Jan 2011   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

Cheers, i'll try that then.

EDIT: haha, typical. The program i tried it on, didn't work (Uniblue DriverScanner)
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16 Jan 2011   #4

 
 

I finally disabled UAC and like it much better that way. I do have excellent security and try to be very careful. Yes, it's a little more risky this way, but the UAC controls were driving me crazy. I haven't had any problems so far. . . knock on wood.
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16 Jan 2011   #5
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

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16 Jan 2011   #6

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Turning of the UAC was the first thing I did after getting my computer (other than booting up and logging on of course)
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16 Jan 2011   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

And I have managed to happily keep UAC enabled on every machine that I use both at home and at work. I feel a lot better knowing when applications try/need to escalate their rights. It's a good indication that something fishy is up.
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16 Jan 2011   #8

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
And I have managed to happily keep UAC enabled on every machine that I use both at home and at work. I feel a lot better knowing when applications try/need to escalate their rights. It's a good indication that something fishy is up.
It never hurts to be careful
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16 Jan 2011   #9
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
And I have managed to happily keep UAC enabled on every machine that I use both at home and at work. I feel a lot better knowing when applications try/need to escalate their rights. It's a good indication that something fishy is up.
I also agree with this ... it doesn't bother me one bit to keep UAC set to request what I want to do.
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17 Jan 2011   #10

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ult. x64 Windows 8.1 x64 Ubuntu 12.04 LTS Tri-Boot
 
 

Just a word of caution :

If you use IE, and you turn UAC OFF, then Protected Mode is also OFF. There is no way to have UAC OFF but keep Protected Mode ON.
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