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Windows 7: UAC dialog box some programs, not others

15 Dec 2010   #1
gogreen

Windows 10 Home, 64 bit
 
 
UAC dialog box some programs, not others

I recently had to uninstall and then reinstall Windows Live Mail 2011. Since I've done that, I now get a UAC dialog box when I click WLM's icon. I don't get the UAC box when I open IE8, Firefox, and other programs, although with still others, I do get the UAC box. I have right-clicked on WLM's icon, clicked Properties>Advanced, and set it to run as administrator, but I still get the UAC dialog box.

Why do I get the UAC dialog box with some programs and not others? Some are set to run as administrator, while others, are not. The box's appearance seems random, and it makes no sense to me.

I am aware of Brink's excellent tutorial on creating an elevated program shortcut without the UAC prompt. But I seem to have avoided the prompt with some programs but not with others. I'm wondering what's the key there to my (inadvertently) having done that.

Thanks.


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15 Dec 2010   #2
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Gogreen,

You would need to uncheck the Run as administrator box for WLM to not have it run elevated and not get the UAC prompt instead.

It depends on the program. Some are programmed to run elevated when you run them even though you do not have the Run as administrator box checked for it.

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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15 Dec 2010   #3
gogreen

Windows 10 Home, 64 bit
 
 

Hi Shawn.

HAH! Right you are! Unchecked it, and now it opens without the UAC dialog box, as I want.

That one sure fooled me.
Thanks.
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15 Dec 2010   #4
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

LOL, you're most welcome mate.
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