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Windows 7: Making UAC prompt lasting longer

07 Jan 2012   #1

Windows 7 build 7127 x64
Making UAC prompt lasting longer


I was wondering if it is possible to make the UAC prompt to display longer when it need your authorization. It currently disapear after ~5 minutes. Thanks !

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07 Jan 2012   #2

Windows 7 & Windows Vista Ultimate

Hi, pominator.

The only time you should be getting a UAC prompt is when you are installing/launching/updating a software program that requires permission for elevation. Since that happens when you are sitting in front of your keyboard, why would you need the UAC prompt to last longer?
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08 Jan 2012   #3

Windows 7 build 7127 x64

I should have explained it first. When I start my computer, a software need elevated privilege : everything search. Often, i'm not in front of my computer when the uac prompt show up and I sometime miss it. This is not a big issue though.

I know that everything can be started using the task scheduler with high privilege but this way I often miss his taskbar icon and need to kill the process using task manager and reopen it to see his icon back in the system tray. Look like it start before explorer open, even if I set it to open with session and delay his start.
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