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Windows 7: Wizmo

03 Dec 2009   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit

I like to use Wizmo to put my computer into standby.

I have installed it on a Windows 7 machine and have checked the box to Run as administrator.

However, I still get the UAC pop-up asking if I want to let this program change my computer.

Is there a way to disable the UAC for this specific program without disabling it for all programs?


Never mind. I should have checked in the Tutorial section before posting this.

I found the answer in "How to Create a Elevated Program Shortcut without a UAC Prompt".
I haven't tried it yet but it sounds like it should do what I want.

My System SpecsSystem Spec
04 Dec 2009   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit

I printed out the tutorial and followed it carefully about a dozen times and I could not get it to work.
I do get an error message although it is very difficult to read--it disappears too fast to read. I think the message is "The system could not find the file specified."
Here is the target line from properties in the shortcut:

C:\Windows\System32\schtasks.exe /run /tn wizmo.exe standby
(In step 6, I added the argument standby.)

In Task Scheduler, I can highlight the task and click run (on the right side) and it works properly, so it seems that the line in the shortcut must be the problem.

Any ideas as to how to fix this so it works?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
04 Dec 2009   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit

Well, here I go again, answering my own question.

Wizmo is a program which requires an argument, as in wizmo standby or wizmo open.
In Step 6 of the tutorial you can Add an argument, which I did--standby.
When you create a shortcut in Step 12 you do not add the argument.

So the target in the shortcut properties should be:
C:\Windows\System32\schtasks.exe /run /tn wizmo.exe
(No argument after the filename)

Problem solved. Special thanks to Shawn for creating the tutorial.

FWIW, tasks can be deleted in Step 1.


If your computer doesn't shut down (fans off) when going into standby, change a BIOS setting from S1 to S3.
My System SpecsSystem Spec



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