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Windows 7: Elevated Program Shortcut without UAC Prompt - Create

09 Nov 2010   #200

Win 10 Pro x64, Win 7 Pro x64

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mac173 View Post
With Avast, you are not opening the program from the system tray, you are bringing up a minimized program. When you drop the Avast window, it does not close, it minimizes to the system tray, so its a single click to maximize again.

That is also why the shortcut did not work. It cannot open up two sessions of Avast.
Thank you, mac, I appreciate your reply!

That seems logical enough. What confused me is that the tray icon would not load at startup, (which it did load @ startup on my XP machines, hence the ques. "is this new in 7")) only after I opened the UI w/ the shortcut & then minimzed to tray.

Unfortunately this shortcut "trick" for lack of a better term has opened a PLETHORA of problems using Avast in Win 7 x64, starting with this one (posted @ Avast forum) I find that I cannot scan a singular file or folder (using the right-click "Scan with Avast... context menu) which is also explained by your reply: "...It cannot open up two sessions of Avast"

Looks like I have two choices:
1) abandon this elevated program shortcut & live with the UAC prompt at startup as described in my topic @ Avast. No one there has provided ANY assistance, I stumbled on a temporary registry hack to disable the UAC prompt @ startup & they told me to mark the thread as "resolved" so they could close it out.


2) abandon Avast & find another (FREE) AV---NOT AVG, M$$E OR ESPECIALLY NORTON that won't be such a hassle running in Win 7.

Any suggestions, anyone?

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09 Nov 2010   #201

Win 10 Pro x64, Win 7 Pro x64

Solution found: Avira AntiVir Personal - Free Antivirus

No UAC prompts on boot, no shortcut hacks or tweaks needed, Icon loads in tray.... IOW, the way an AV should work!!
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09 Nov 2010   #202

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

That's great news. Thank you for posting back with your solution.
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10 Nov 2010   #203

Windows 7 Home Premium
Another option

I just want to add this. I was having some problems on my laptop, and was advised to stop using Avast (some conflicts since resolved). On the advise of one of the people here, I installed Windows Security Essentials.

It works fine. I have had no problems, and when I did get an infected file it found it and blocked it with no problem. It even found a trojan that Avast had missed.

I am always skeptical of Microsoft, but MSE is working for me.

P.S. No UAC prompts from MSE.
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26 Nov 2010   #204
Greg S

Windows 7 Professional 32-bit (6.1, Build 7600)

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Greg S View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Hello Greg,

Yes, at step 20 under the Shortcut tab in the shortcut's properties, you can select Minimized in the drop down menu to the left of Run and click OK to stop it.
Ah, but it's not a shortcut. The task name was added to Local Machine Run in the registry. HD Tune wouldn't auto start without it
Figured this one out by accident. Anything that needs auto starting via HKLM run or HKCU run needs some tweaking done in the scheduled task. The trigger for the task has to be set for "At log on". When this is done, the elevated task runs at startup/logon and without the cmd popup window in addition too, no startup entry needed in the registry.

Task - Create to Run a Program at Startup and Log On

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26 Nov 2010   #205

windows 7 home premium 64 bit
At last UAC notice killer


I just found this tutorial ("How to Create an Elevated Program Shortcut without a UAC Prompt" by accident. I have been chasing around through various threads, forums, websites, etc. looking for this solution since getting Windows 7 a few of months ago. The problem that I had in finding a solution was that I did not refer to the need to 'elevate' the program in order to avoid the dreaded UAC notice but rather by every other description, including shield on icon, UAC notice, etc.

Your solution is quite easy to follow. One would think that Microsoft would incorporate it into a 'single' step for users.

Thanks very much for your assistance.
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26 Nov 2010   #206

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

You're most welcome Colion.
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29 Nov 2010   #207


Hi Brink,

I am trying to start 3 programs. Let me tel you the hiccups I face.

We are in a domain environment, and all users are generic users, meaning no admin rights. For our day to day chore of works, we need 3 programs to be started. They are,

1. Command prompt as a admin
2. Apache tomcats monitor tomcat as a admin
3. SQLPlus from Oracle as a admin

Now, when the generic users tries to start the program, it shows access denied. So, they right click and select run as admin. But it asks for a password. I personally go to their place and provide the password. Due to avoid this, I have tried to create the task scheduler, but it doesnt work. When checked the history, it says the program as started, but can be seen nowhere, even in the task manager.

I tried now on my 7 machine, both command prompt and Tomcat thingy did nothing rather than a command prompt flash for a second.

Help me out!!!
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29 Nov 2010   #208

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

Hello Chan,

Unfortunately, I have not found a way to be able to run a elevated program in standard user account without getting a prompt to enter an administrator's password.
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30 Nov 2010   #209


Any other possible workarounds..
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