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Windows 7: User Account Control question

03 Mar 2013   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
User Account Control question

I have a backup programme running in the background that monitors my files and back up any that change. Soon after I boot I get a prompt (see attached image) asking me if I want the programme to make changes to the computer. I always say yes, and do not get prompted again until the next time I boot up.

The applications is obviously trying to do something that the OS is unhappy about. Any thoughts about this, and whather I can do anything at my end to fix it (short of getting a new backup application)

I have tried the 'Change when these notifications appear' link, but that merely offers me the ability to drop my overall procetion level - something that I do not want to do.

It would be nice to be able to tell Windows 7 that this application can run with no further prompting from me.

If there is anything I should ask the manufacturers of the application, please tell me.

BTW - I tried to do what was suggested in a previous post on this subject, but the application is run as an autorun at boot time, not on my request, and therefore creating a batch file to start the application would seem to to solve the problem. Furthermore, the application UAC is complaining about (MBSstarter) is not the one called at start time. I suspect that the initial application calls, among others, the one that is being complained about

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03 Mar 2013   #2


User Account Control is Microsoft's way of protecting Windows from users who don't know what they're doing (like my grandma). It can be perfectly safe to completely disable User Account Control if you are confident that you will never do something bad to Windows due to not knowing what you're doing. This is always the first thing I disable when I format and start over because I don't need Windows protecting itself from me; I know what I'm doing.

Tip   Tip

You can take screenshots using the Print Screen key (sometimes "PrntScrn") on your keyboard. This can be easier than using a camera.

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03 Mar 2013   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

I personally never turn off UAC. Its not that I think I will mess something up but its an extra layer of protection. Which can save users from installing malware on there PC. The only bad part about UAC is you can stop the user from always saying yes.
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03 Mar 2013   #4

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit

Guys - thanks for your comments. I am still unclear what the application is doing to mak this happen - any thoughts? Note that I amn not asked to give admin password and so on.

Two cables - thanks for he hint, but, on my machine at least, it seems that the display of the error message disables everything (including keyboard) but he mouse to allow button depression. That means that 'Print screen' is not available to me
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03 Mar 2013   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Its called the secure desktop it disables everything so nothing can actually happen until you accept.

You don't have to enter a password or anything because your account is an administrators account, but even with an administrators account you still use a standard user token until you need to do a task as an admin. Then your prompted with UAC to receive the admin token. Once the process is complete your switched back to the standard user token.

You can turn off the secure desktop in user accounts in the control panel.
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