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Windows 7: Beyond the slider is there a way of modifying User Account Control?

24 Apr 2012   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64
 
 
Beyond the slider is there a way of modifying User Account Control?

I know one can change how to allow User Account Control to change its settings (the slider) but is there a way for controlling which programs are always allowed (giving it permission hence never having to see that annoying window for that program)? I do not want to disable it. I just want Windows 7 to know which programs to allow and which to not allow.

Thank you

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24 Apr 2012   #2
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello Pintree3,

Sorry, but UAC does not have an exception list since that would defeat the purpose of UAC if malware was to hijack one of the white listed programs.

You could use the tutorials below to have a program run elevated without getting a UAC prompt and still have UAC turned on though if you like.

Elevated Program Shortcut - Create for Standard User

and/or

Elevated Program Shortcut without UAC Prompt - Create

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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24 Apr 2012   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium 64
 
 

Thanks for the tips. Although link1 does not apply to my computer since I only have Windows7 Home premium I was able to use the 2nd link info. It doesnt fully solve the problem in that it can't apply to of the software it is indeed a great idea for others.

Once again thanks
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24 Apr 2012   #4
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

You should be able to use either link above since you have Windows 7 Home Premium. You will only not be able use the 1st link if you had Windows 7 Home Basic and Starter installed instead.
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24 Apr 2012   #5

Windows 7 Home Premium 64
 
 

Hi strangely enough yes and no. Let me explain. On the 1st link it does say, "You will not be able to do this in Windows 7 Home Basic and Starter" hence stating that my Home Premium should be useable (as u said as well) however, the 1st step here says, "1. If you have not already, enable the built-in "Administrator" account, and create a password for it."
I click on the link there (enable the built-in "Administrator" account) to show me how to do so, and I get a page that says, "1. Open the Local Users and Groups manager." When I open that it says, "Local Users and Groups is only available in the Windows 7 Professional, Ultimate, and Enterpise editions." thus disqualifying me and making the earlier claim that I may do so false, utterly wrong.
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24 Apr 2012   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Check out option 2 in this tutorial created by Brink:

Built-in Administrator Account - Enable or Disable
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24 Apr 2012   #7
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Yep, as Sibbil posted above, each tutorial usually has more than one OPTION available so as to be able to usually do it in all editions with one or the other OPTION. You'll just need to scroll down further to see them.
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26 Apr 2012   #8

Windows 7 Home Premium 64
 
 
how to allow User Account Control to change its settings

Once again thanks to all.
I did try the 2nd option. Once I rebooted I saw as shown a window giving me 2 choices one of which was 'Administrator' Except (wish I had thought of it before) the desktop was completely empty which would entail me having to redo all my settings, installations etc. etc. which is also not what I want. Why would I want to start everything over/ or have 2 'accounts'.
It appears from my search so far that outside of creating shortcuts, and unsafe disabling of the service there is no other option. If one knows of one please let me know.
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26 Apr 2012   #9
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

This was only for enabling the built-in Administrator account to do the 1st link above if that was what you wanted to. You could still use your account as usual afterwards though.

Otherwise, you could disable the built-in Administrator account, and use the 2nd link instead.
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26 Apr 2012   #10

Windows 7 Home Premium 64
 
 

Once again thanks really.
But as I think I said I find the 1st link choice useless (to me. I'm sure it's useful to many) And as for the 2nd link that was very helpful--I'm so glad I found that info. However, at the same time it does not control the 2 programs I have that pop up on a boot or when I open for ex. the registry. And these were the ones I was mainly concerned with. Thanks again
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