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Windows 7: UAC icon on MSN and asking permission.

26 Oct 2011   #1
ajc109

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
UAC icon on MSN and asking permission.

Hi, I have a really annoying problem.

Yesterday I uninstalled MSN and reinstalled it, after I'd done that, UAC started asking permission to run MSN ("Do you want the following program to make changes to this computer?") and I have the UAC logo next to every MSN logo:

http://i39.tinypic.com/lgvg1.jpg


I've tried installing different versions of MSN and I've tried changing the compatibility mode to different things etc.

How do I stop this and get rid of that logo?


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26 Oct 2011   #2
Maguscreed

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 x64
 
 

This link is for vista but the process remains essentially the same for win 7.

Disable User Account Control (UAC) for certain Windows Vista applications | Windows Vista, XP and Windows 7 Tutorials

That being said, I don't know why it has decided to do this to you. so long as the download source was directly affiliated with microsoft live I wouldn't be too worried though.
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26 Oct 2011   #3
ajc109

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Thanks. The last part of that isn't working for me, I get an error message:

"Error: Too many command-line arguments."
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26 Oct 2011   #4
Maguscreed

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 x64
 
 

try setting none for compatibility you shouldn't require it.
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26 Oct 2011   #5
ajc109

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Tried that, still isn't working for me.
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26 Oct 2011   #6
Maguscreed

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 x64
 
 

I actually did have another thought, it could be the fact msn is creating a log file that's causing the message in the first place. I haven't used it for years but you used to be able turn that setting off.

Right clicking the exe for it and choosing unblock is also a possible option.
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26 Oct 2011   #7
ajc109

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

The option to log files is turned off. Not sure what else to try
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28 Oct 2011   #8
ajc109

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

anyone else have any ideas?
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