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Windows 7: UAC shortcut to run as NON-administrator?


29 Jul 2014   #11

7 Pro 64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Sorry, but that's just not possible when the program is designed to run elevated.
Oh poo but thanks


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
If you say no, then the program will just simply not run. You can't run the program without elevation since it was designed to run elevated. Only the program developers can change that.
I strongly suspect that a lot of confusion in the discussion was due to the fact - which I just realized right now - that the UAC yes/no pop-up that I want to set on permanent "no" is for a sort of hidden sub-program, namely, the *updater* for a particular program. You never see this updater as a separate program when you install the main program; it's not in Windows "Programs and Features" or "Add/Remove Programs".

I think this is one of those "we're both right" situations:

The reason I kept saying the program runs fine is that I was referring to the main program (because I had no idea the updater needs to be considered as an entirely separate program). And Brink was also correct, because the updater presumably won't run at all when I click "no" - which is what I want, to disable auto-updates.

In other words, I always click "no" yet I see the (main) program start and run fine. Yes, definitely I am seeing for a different program where I *want* to click yes, I sometimes click "no" by accident and then the thing simply doesn't start, as Brink says.


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29 Jul 2014   #12

7 Pro 64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ChikkenChazer View Post
One game I had would always bring up UAC, but then I moved it outside of the \Program Files\ folder, and it didn't bring it up anymore; maybe give that a try?

Oh, but be sure to make a back-up, first. And this is just a shot in the dark but it worked for me.
Worth a try. Thanks
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30 Jul 2014   #13

7 Pro 64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
If you say no, then the program will just simply not run. You can't run the program without elevation since it was designed to run elevated.
I just found a case where that's not true. The UAC "Allow changes to this computer?" pop-up shows up in the middle of running my file manager, Xplorer2. You can click "no" and the program runs fine. This is not a case of an updater or anything like that. You get the UAC when you try to open the folder C:\PerfLogs. If you say yes, you can open the folder and if no, you can't. I can't detect any other impact on the program.

The same thing sometimes happens when you try to browse C:\Config.msi.
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30 Jul 2014   #14
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hmm, odd.
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02 Aug 2014   #15

Windows 7 Professional x64 Sp1
 
 

It all depends on the way the program is coded. The program could be badly written, and Some older programs that do not recognize UAC run in weird ways with uac turned on. I believe that is the cause for the clicking no and the program still launching.
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