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Windows 7: allowing UAC for specific programs

27 Mar 2013   #1

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 
allowing UAC for specific programs

My UAC is currently set to default. Is there a way to allow certain programs to run while keeping it at default? There are programs I want to use and I have to click "yes" in the UAC window every time.

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27 Mar 2013   #2

 

No. To be very honest, I recommend disabling it entirely. I feel that its only purpose is to protect Windows from the user if it's being used by someone who doesn't know what they are doing.
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27 Mar 2013   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 (64 bit), Windows XP SP3, Linux Mint 16 MATE (64 bit)
 
 
There is a way of doing it, ...

There is a way of doing it, which makes me suspicious of the UAC's actual usefulness.

CCleaner used to require UAC approval, but now it doesn't.
I'm not sure how it's done though (I haven't investigated).
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27 Mar 2013   #4

 

Oh, so could you just put $ (Arg0) after the "Target" for shortcuts?
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27 Mar 2013   #5

 

Windows UAC is non-selective. It decides itself when to ask the user according to the UAC setting set in CP. Disabling it completely is recommended.

Why do you want it on for some specific software anyway?
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27 Mar 2013   #6

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Win 7 Pro x64 / Win 8.1 Pro
 
 

That is something we do not recommend doing is turning in off, doing so at your own risk.

Have a look at this tutorial I think it will do what you want Elevated Program Shortcut without UAC Prompt - Create

Jerry
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28 Mar 2013   #7

 

I've been using Windows 7 since the official Release Candidate back in July of 2009, and I've had UAC disabled since that time without any problems.
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28 Mar 2013   #8

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by nilank View Post
Why do you want it on for some specific software anyway?
I have a couple programs (EVGA Precision X and HWiNFO64) and everytime I run them the UAC window pops up. I hardly use HWiNFO64 but EVGA Precision gets used alot and I just wanted a way to bypass UAC for certain programs.

I'll try the tutorial that Bongo posted.
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28 Mar 2013   #9

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TwoCables View Post
I've been using Windows 7 since the official Release Candidate back in July of 2009, and I've had UAC disabled since that time without any problems.
I am not using UAC either(since Vista) I find it a pain in the butt, but it is something that we do not recommend doing because we do not know the skills of the people we are trying to help.

Jerry
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28 Mar 2013   #10

 

Havoc: all I'll say is again, UAC is there to protect Windows from users who don't know what they're doing. I would say that if you feel like you're good with computers or that you know what you're doing and there's no reason why Windows would need to be protected from you, then disable UAC. Otherwise, leave it enabled.
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