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Using "banned" applications when UAC disabled

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    Using "banned" applications when UAC disabled

    I disabled UAC through HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System\EbableLUA=0x00. I don't care about being unable to run the MS Apps, but I want to run programs like Acrobat. Win 8.1 won't let me run Acrobat by double clicking a PDF, although I can open it from a shortcut. Any fix for this? Thanks.

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    Per chance....are you referring to "Acrobat Reader"?

    If you are, I 86'd (deleted) that POS several years ago. It got so huge it was monstrous!!!

    I and all my customers now use "Foxit Reader". Smaller, faster, and it's not growing exponentially.

    Good Luck!
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    No, this is the full edition of Acrobat Standard 10.
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    ??? Have you gone into file associations, and made Acrobat the default program to Open PDF files?

    When I first started using Windows 8 and later 8.1, I had to do that with several programs.

    Just a thought.

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    That was it!! You're correct, Acrobat somehow wasn't associated with PDFs. It still seems strange as to why I wasn't allowed to pick a default app and got the UAC notice.
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