Changing the registry key worked!! Many thanks!
You know, I did notice that when I moved the UAC slider to the 'off' position, I was not reminded to reboot. However, once I changed the registry key, the prompt showed.
Interesting how I need elevated permissions just to add TCP routes, but I do NOT need elevated permissions to use regedit. Odd.....
In Windows 8 you cannot shut it completely off, if you do, it disables a whole bunch of important things. I don't know the scope of that yet, still trying to see what all is affected.Seems that UAC is a bit different in Win8.
Still, is there no way to just elevate the rights of one single program?
...or shim it with the appcompat toolkit so that it *doesn't* need to violate the security of the whole OS?
I downloaded the toolkit, I need to have an SQL server running to do anything with it? I know I have one installed, it came with Windows Live - But how I I start it, configure it. Wow - What a mess, just to elevate a process. I suppose I will have to spend the most part of a day reading. Every time I think I have Microsoft figured out, they kick me in the buttocks again.
I remember when Vista came out, there was an app compatibility manager that was fairly easy to run, all I had to do was open it, find the blocked apps, and enable them. This is what Windows 8 clearly needs, something like that for the novice to run. Some kind of manager program that runs these processes automatically, maybe like a batch file. I see someone mentioned adding it into the task scheduler, so maybe I can build one, once I learn how to do it.
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No, you don't need SQL, although MSDE is required. Reason is, a lot of the rules that come pre-configured (and the ones you can create) get stored somewhere - SQL. Also, the appcompat database files that are generated to be installed on machines where the shims are to be used are .sdb files, which require a database engine on the "tools" machine where you do the work to create them.
Well, the program looks for an SQL server the moment you start it- so I just go forward without it?
Oh- I was trying to run the manager, not the toolkit. Now that I see the actual program- it Is the same as the appcompat that I used to use for Vist-Poodoo.
Ok - This is the exact same program they had for Vista. I tried a number of settings, but none of them worked. I tried making a "shim" but I'm not sure if I did it corretly.
I'm trying the dot net repair tool, which is what the developer of the app Im trying to use told me to do, so once I do that I'll get back to this. thanx.
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I found out what is causing this, it's my DOT NET 4 and 4.5, they both need to be removed and re-installed. GOD DAMN Microsoft for BLOCKING this.
What happened was I updated from Windows 7, and I had a broken Dot Net 4 and 4.5 on that machine, and it was not repairable under windows 7 either, because my SFC /scannow was being prevented from starting and the same problem also prevented me from doin an in place Windows 7 install which would have repaired everything.
So basically, all of the errors that prevented me from fixing my Windows 7, got copied over into Windows 8, and now Windows 8 has a god damned block on Dot Net. I've only had Windows 8 for about 3 weeks, originally I was impressed with the speed. But now I'm finding, the RELIABILITY of windows 8 leaves much to be desired, also, it is VERY unstable.
Breathe on it wrong and you get a Black Screen of Death. Windows 7? You could start it up and walk away and all of your automated process and servers and things you connect to from your iPhone all worked forever. Windows 8? Some damn problem or other, causes your network to stop responding. Causes your Router to get blocked up, so as it is now, Until I can fix the stability issues, it is very unusable for me at this point.
Well, I need to totally remove dot 4 and 4.5 and re-install them, if you know a a way to bypass the hard BLOCK on those, I'm a Ferengi with All Ears.