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Windows 7: User Account Control - UAC - Change Notification Settings

26 Oct 2013   #40
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64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by konlo1 View Post
I had a trojan a while ago that disabled UAC. Now I don't get the prompt window for anything. Even if I do run as administrator. I use standard, but know admin pass. I cant access the control panel, and the file gave me this error. "Cannot import c:\users\username\desktop\UAC_Level-1.reg: Not all data was succesfully written to the registry. Some keys are open by the system or other processes" Please help, I need to be prompted for admin password to... well, do anything.
Hello Konlo, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Are you able to use Option One to set your UAC settings to "Always notify" in Option One instead of using the .reg file?

Personally, when it comes to viruses or Trojans, I prefer to clean install.


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26 Oct 2013   #41
konlo1

7, 64 bit
 
 

No, I cant open/use anything that requires admin abilities. And this Trojan was a few months ago. Norton AntiVirus had a delayed response which allowed it to turn off UAC, but it was caught in time. I don't have a system restore save from before that trojan, so I cant wipe it clean.
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26 Oct 2013   #42
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Is this for a PC that came preinstalled with Windows 7, or one you installed Windows 7 on?
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26 Oct 2013   #43
konlo1

7, 64 bit
 
 

I installed win 7 on. It used to have Vista i think. Whichever one came before 7
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26 Oct 2013   #44
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

If you like, you should be able to back up anything that you do not want to lose, then do a clean install of Windows 7.

Clean Install Windows 7

OR

Clean Install with a Upgrade Windows 7 Version
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26 Oct 2013   #45
konlo1

7, 64 bit
 
 

I have standard account, I cant do all of that. The virus is not there anymore, the only problem I have is that the UAC prompt does not appear, is there a fix?
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26 Oct 2013   #46
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

You would need to have an administrator account.

Did you still have a Windows 7 installation disc when you installed Windows originally?
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27 Oct 2013   #47
konlo1

7, 64 bit
 
 

No, all I am wondering is if there is a way for a standard user to turn UAC on to always notify. I don't want to re-install windows, or backup my files, I just want to know if there is a way to turn UAC on again.
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27 Oct 2013   #48
konlo1

7, 64 bit
 
 

Another idea: I have the standard admin account, if you know a default password or a way to get into that account I could change UAC
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27 Oct 2013   #49
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

How does it work if you sign in to your administrator account, and set UAC to "Always Notify" (top level)?
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