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Windows 7: Elevated Program Shortcut without UAC Prompt - Create

12 May 2016   #490
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello chrysalis, :)

For that, the method in the tutorial below should work in a standard account.

Elevated Program Shortcut - Create for Standard User


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26 Sep 2016   #491
bambambigalo

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

this did not work for me, i was trying to execute zotac firestorm app without uac prompt on startup , but microsoft application compatibility toolkit worked for me, much simpler than this method (windows 7 )
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03 Jan 2017   #492
themadhatter43

Windows 10 64 bit.
 
 

So I've tried this method about ten times now, and for the path (in the argument box) I first copy and pasted the path from my .exe's properties (all that did was open the file folder ), then I typed in nvidiaInspector.exe for the end of the path and it does absolutely nothing. A flash of a box will sometimes appear but nothing else. All I want to do is open nvidiaInpector without having to type in a password. Any help?
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04 Jan 2017   #493
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello themadhatter43, and welcome to Seven Forums. :)

Please go ahead and post screenshots showing all your settings for this, and I'll be happy to take a look to see if anything may stand out.

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24 May 2017   #494
ZaphodBeeblbrox

 
 

For those who want to run a task like Process Explorer and have it sitting in the system tray and minimised, all you have to do is, in section 8 on page 1, just add the optional argument "/min"

eg.

/c start /min "ProcExp64" "C:\Program Files\SysInternals\ProcExp64.exe"


(Sorry if I'm teaching granny to suck eggs, but it took me a while to realise this! )

(And this is for Windows 10)
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2 Weeks Ago   #495
wcdevins

Windows 7 x64
 
 
Elevated Program Shortcut without UAC Prompt

Hello Shawn,

I followed your instructions in the above noted section. Thank you. However, it works only if I use the icon to start the program, but not if the program is called by another prompt. The old program is a picture/photo manager. If I select a picture file in my computer using Start/Pictures, eg, the menu has an option for "Open with..." When I select my program from this menu I still get the pop-up asking me if I want to run this program. It is extremely aggravating to have to respond to and wait for this prompt every time I open a picture file. I simply cannot see why there is no way to tell Windows that I trust this file and it is OK to open it whenever it is invoked.

Is there a way to get rid of the UAC pop-up when the Windows Photo Manager calls this file from its "Open with..." menu?

Many thanks,

BILL
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2 Weeks Ago   #496
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by wcdevins View Post
Hello Shawn,

I followed your instructions in the above noted section. Thank you. However, it works only if I use the icon to start the program, but not if the program is called by another prompt. The old program is a picture/photo manager. If I select a picture file in my computer using Start/Pictures, eg, the menu has an option for "Open with..." When I select my program from this menu I still get the pop-up asking me if I want to run this program. It is extremely aggravating to have to respond to and wait for this prompt every time I open a picture file. I simply cannot see why there is no way to tell Windows that I trust this file and it is OK to open it whenever it is invoked.

Is there a way to get rid of the UAC pop-up when the Windows Photo Manager calls this file from its "Open with..." menu?

Many thanks,

BILL

Hello Bill, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Unfortunately, it will only work using the elevated shortcut. Are you able to open the pictures from within this elevated running app to avoid getting a UAC prompt when opening the picture direct instead?

UAC is designed to let you know and approve before anything runs with elevated rights that have full access to everything on the computer. Just imaging if malware was able to run with elevated rights without you knowing about it.

UAC will not let you have exceptions by design since if a white listed app was to be hijacked by malware, you would never know it until it's too late.
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2 Weeks Ago   #497
wcdevins

Windows 7 x64
 
 
Elevated Program Shortcut without UAC Prompt

Hello Brink,

Thank you so much for the prompt and enlightening response. Once my old photo manager program is opened with the new Elevated Shortcut I can use the program to access files anywhere without the UAC prompt popping up.

I do find it unusual that, even if I have that program already opened with the new shortcut, I get a UAC prompt if I try to open a file via the "Open with..." option in Windows Photo Viewer, eg. Doesn't that program know the requested program is already open?

Thank you again,

BILL
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2 Weeks Ago   #498
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by wcdevins View Post
Hello Brink,

Thank you so much for the prompt and enlightening response. Once my old photo manager program is opened with the new Elevated Shortcut I can use the program to access files anywhere without the UAC prompt popping up.

I do find it unusual that, even if I have that program already opened with the new shortcut, I get a UAC prompt if I try to open a file via the "Open with..." option in Windows Photo Viewer, eg. Doesn't that program know the requested program is already open?

Thank you again,

BILL

The elevated shortcut would only get applied to that single instance of the program.

If you try to open the program using any other method, it would still require a UAC prompt.
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