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Questions tagged [uac]

User Account Control is a technology on Windows Vista and up that improves security on systems by limiting processes to standard user privileges until an administrator manually authorizes privilege elevation.

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Permission Denied when executing from non-OS drive [on hold]

I have ten hard drives, seven which are internal and three which are external (though always connected). I recently erased my main two (C and D) and reinstalled Windows 10 Pro, only to be struck by a ...
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How to control the UAC “Change when these notifications appear” slider from command line?

Is it possible to set the value of the dialog below from the command line or powershell?
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run as administrator doesn't elevate process

I am trying to run netsh wlan set hosted network mode=allow as administrator but when I run it from an elevated cmd, or powershell, netsh still replies that: You must run this command from a command ...
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Requiring Admin Previleges to Change Proxy Settings

I have installed a Squid server to allow a whitelist-only internet access to my employees. All of them are using Standard User accounts in Windows 7 Professional. I changed the proxy settings in ...
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Virtual Box gets stuck, have to press cancel to wake it up

My virtual box gets stuck particuarly: When UAC dialog comes up During installation, it doesn't proceed. Sometimes mouse will not work inside (sees mouse can't press close button) The work around ...
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Windows 10 UAC prompt default to particular admin user

I'm running Windows 10 with 3 local accounts. My Non-administrator account - Main account I use My Administrator account - Which I usually just use for UAC prompts Someone else's Administrator ...
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UAC dialog kills my VirtualBox

After recent Virtual Machine updates, none of my VirtualBox operates normally. They start up fine until I need to install something. I have narrowed it down to UAC dialog. Once it comes up (which ...
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What could slow down Windows increasingly as days go by?

I wanted to share this experience with all. I eventually fixed it, as explained in below own-answer. Lately, I noticed that some operations on my Windows 7 box were becoming slower and slower as days ...
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Windows 10 - exe always running as administrator - how to fix?

I have just installed a software package on my Windows 10 system - admittedly an old one designed for Windows 95, but I guess that's an aside. It seems to have installed OK, and it seems to run OK, ...
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Unable to login into admin account in windows 7

I have Windows 7 utimate edition on my PC, After a long time i work on my PC i am not able to log into my "Administrator" account, when i check the "Administrators" localgroup i found it have two ...
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What is the difference between “run as administrator” context vs properties?

I have a old program designed for XP, which does not run properly in Windows 7 and UAC on. If i start the program with right click and "Run as administrator" the program crashes with Unhandled ...
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Windows 10 - Can't open Device Manager “This app has been blocked for your protection”

Problem Running a new Windows 10 Enterprise machine with all updates (1803) and whenever I try to open the device manager (or other programs like it), I get a UAC pop-up dialog saying "This app has ...
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Can't run any exe file after switching MS Account to Local Windows 10 account - “Run as Admin” works though [duplicate]

Its horrific, I cant even open regedit. When clicking on any .exe it asks me to choose an app to run it "You'll need a new app to open this .exe file" When trying to run "regedit" it promts that it ...
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Running a script that obtains admin rights in the loop

When the UAC window with options YES and NO is displayed and the user clicks NO, I want the message to appear again in loop until the YES is pressed. :::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::: :: ...
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Windows 10 - Can't remove 'Account unknown' permissions on HKLM

This is an offshoot of trying to fix UAC from re-enabling itself at logon after changing registry keys. I'm trying to remove all write permissions to the HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\...

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