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Windows 7: UAC sometimes, sometimes not

20 Feb 2011   #1
gogreen

Windows 10 Home, 64 bit
 
 
UAC sometimes, sometimes not

Can someone explain to me the logic behind UAC? Sometimes starting a program brings up the UAC window. Sometimes it doesn't. On some programs, I removed running them as administrator, and the UAC disappeared. UAC's appearing seems quite random to me, and I see no logic in its appearance--or disappearance.

For the programs I start often, I've created an elevated program shortcut without the UAC prompt, according to Brink's excellent tutorial.

Thanks.




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20 Feb 2011   #2
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Gogreen,

UAC is basically to allow you (administrator) to allow or deny a program from running elevated (Run as administrator) or not instead of it just running elevated without you knowing it.

The NOTE box at the top of the tutorial below can give you more details on what UAC is and what it's purpose is though.

User Account Control - UAC - Change Notification Settings

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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20 Feb 2011   #3
Prof Kerfuffle

Windows 7 Professional (x64/SP1) /Linux Mint 16
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gogreen View Post
Can someone explain to me the logic behind UAC? Sometimes starting a program brings up the UAC window. Sometimes it doesn't. On some programs, I removed running them as administrator, and the UAC disappeared. UAC's appearing seems quite random to me, and I see no logic in its appearance--or disappearance.

For the programs I start often, I've created an elevated program shortcut without the UAC prompt, according to Brink's excellent tutorial.

Thanks.
People in Vista said UAC seemed over protective so they allowed you to change the security on Windows 7 (Follow brinks link)

For example when you change a setting on your pc (your password for instance) the UAC wont pop-up if you left it on the default setting but when you install a program it asks Windows for permission and you must confirm it.
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