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Windows 7: User Accounts and startup programs UAC

17 Dec 2009   #1

Win 7 Ultimate 64
User Accounts and startup programs UAC

I'm using Windows 7 Ultimate 64.

I'm setting up standard user accounts for the other family members. When I log in on those non-administrator accounts I get multiple flashing icons in the taskbar. Clicking on these leads to the UAC requesting permission to allow changes to the computer.

There also is a box to input the administrator password to allow the program to startup. These are mostly ASUS programs, like TurboV, Q-Button, EPU, stuff like that.

I don't need these programs starting for anyone but myself, so how can I selectively start these programs so the other users don't get the popup's on login?


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17 Dec 2009   #2
Uber Philf

W7 RTM Ultimate x64

Navigate to the user's registry,


And delete the program entries you don't want to run on startup.

NOTE: you must do this for each individual user.

That should do the trick.
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17 Dec 2009   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Retail RTM, Ubuntu 9.10

If you still want them to run, but don't want them to prompt you for elevation using the task scheduler may help. Elevated Program Shortcut without UAC Prompt - Create
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18 Dec 2009   #4

Win 7 Ultimate 64

There is nothing in the HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run registry key.

I can't make the shortcut as these programs are autostarting and so far I can't figure out from where. They are not in the Startup group on the Start Menu.

Is there a way to use standard accounts and have selective startups, or these programs auto starting with administrator approval?
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18 Dec 2009   #5
Uber Philf

W7 RTM Ultimate x64

They're probably lurking in here:


I'm not sure it's different for me, but check all the accounts in the HKEY_USERS, each ones has something different. (in my case anyways)
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18 Dec 2009   #6

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

Hello Rocker, and welcome to Seven Forums.

You will need to do this from within a administrator account, but you can use METHOD FOUR in the tutorial below and remove the startup program entries in step 4 that you do not want to run at startup for all user accounts. You will also need to add the ones that you removed in step 4 to the location in step 3 instead so that they will still load in the administrator account at startup.

Startup Programs - Change

Hope this helps,
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