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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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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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How to always deny user account control dialogue from certain application on Windows 10? [on hold]

Looks like the compatibility tool kit only allow you to approve the permission, I want to deny it.
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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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Share folder from batch file without asking for admin rights and UAC

I'd like to run a batch file on a remote computer which shares a given folder with everyone. It has to do this without asking for admin rights in any way without popping up UAC dialog without ...
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UAC keeps resetting on Windows10

I have a Windows10 Enterprise machine on which I want to disable UAC completely in order to execute all applications as Administrator per default. However, my UAC settings keep resetting every time ...
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Starting a windows service with net.exe without showing the console window

I want to start a service silently with the net.exe command from a non elevated bat file. But I only want the UAC prompt to be asked for the net.exe and after that I don't want the console window to ...
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Windows 7 Standard User Can't Create or Copy File To Network Folder

I have multiple Windows 7 computers on a Windows workgroup network (not a domain and not a Home Group). UAC is enabled on all computers. I have an identical account named "Standard User" created as ...

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