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Windows 7: UAC returns to highest setting on almost every reboot

27 Dec 2009   #1
LaTropa64

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
UAC returns to highest setting on almost every reboot

I usually keep it on the 2nd notch but every time I restart the PC, UAC goes back to the highest setting.



I'm running Windows 7 Ultimate x64 and I did an upgrade from Vista Ultimate x64



Any ideas?


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27 Dec 2009   #2
seekermeister

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

It may or may not be the cause, but I would tend to think that the problem is due to upgrading from Vista, rather than doing a clean install.
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27 Dec 2009   #3
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by seekermeister View Post
It may or may not be the cause, but I would tend to think that the problem is due to upgrading from Vista, rather than doing a clean install.
If seekermeister is correct, it would be my suggeston to do a clean install, now. The small problem that you have now, will be nothing compared to what may happen in the future. A upgrade, is like washing and waxing an old car, looks great, looks new, but just wait until you get stuck some night.
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27 Dec 2009   #4
Capt.Jack Sparrow

Windows 7 Ultimate - 64-bit | Windows 8 Pro - 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by LaTropa64 View Post
I usually keep it on the 2nd notch but every time I restart the PC, UAC goes back to the highest setting.



I'm running Windows 7 Ultimate x64 and I did an upgrade from Vista Ultimate x64



Any ideas?
Hi Welcome to SF,

It might be the Protection software.
What Firewall or Anti-virus application do you use ??
Also it's worth to create a New Windows Profile ( Administrator ) and try it there
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27 Dec 2009   #5
LaTropa64

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Capt.Jack Sparrow View Post

Hi Welcome to SF,

It might be the Protection software.
What Firewall or Anti-virus application do you use ??
Also it's worth to create a New Windows Profile ( Administrator ) and try it there
I'm using the built in windows firewall and Microsoft Security Essentials for virus/spyware.
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27 Dec 2009   #6
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

Why not try turning them off, then see if you still have the problem. If problem is solved, good luck. If not we can try another solution. If you can you will be safer if you get off the net.
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27 Dec 2009   #7
InternetLord

Windows 7 Eternity Build 7600 RTM Activated x86
 
 

just turn uac completely off.
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