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Is there something called 'Use User Account Control (UAC)'

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    Is there something called 'Use User Account Control (UAC)'

    Is there something called 'Use User Account Control (UAC)' on Windows 8?

    I am having a hell of a time installing Adobe Acrobat (it used to work perfectly fine until 3 days ago). Nothing works whatsoever. The only hope I have now is that I saw one tip describing how to change a seting on the 'Use User Account Control (UAC)' and Adobe should install after that.

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    Why doesn't Adobe install like a normal program? I have no idea. On Windows 7 I never had problems like this. When I moved to Windows 8, I had nothing but problems. It's like I spend 10-15 hours per week fixing all kinds of things that shoudl work perfectly fine. On Windows 7, I spent 0 hours per week doing fixes.

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    Windows 8 Pro Windows 8.1 Preview

    hello ryguy7277,

    You can start your research here:

    User Account Control (UAC) - Change Settings in Windows 8

    Good luck.
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    Thanks for the help. I tried that before I posted and I tried that again after I posted.

    I can't find this:
    Click to select the ‘Use User Account (UAC) to help protect your computer’ check box, and then click ‘OK’. You may have to restart the computer to enable UAC.

    Where is that???
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    Harrisonburg, Va.
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    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center

    This may help:

    How do I change the behavior of User Account Control by using the slider?

    I have 8 Pro.
    You have 8.

    On mine if I select to never notify it shuts uac off & a reboot is needed for the change to take effect.
    To enable uac again I move the slider up a notch or 2 & reboot to enable uac again.

    Hope this helps.


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