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User Account Control - Annoying!

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    User Account Control - Annoying!


    I disabled UAC still I have to Right click and run as admin for gain full access. For example with Command Prompt, i was trying to run bcd command it gave me access deined then I had to elevate the cmd to gain full access which is ridicules.

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    Navigate to this key:

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System

    In the right pane set EnableLUA to 0.

    Solves all the UAC problems.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bill2 View Post
    Navigate to this key:

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System

    In the right pane set EnableLUA to 0.

    Solves all the UAC problems.
    Aha! I can't access the VM now but I'll try it when I get home. Thanks Bill ...
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    Windows 8, x64, DP8102 - Win7 Ultimate x64, Dual Boot


    Also, by changing that registry setting, all of the Metro Apps (except IE and a few others) quit working.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mikedl View Post
    Also, by changing that registry setting, all of the Metro Apps (except IE and a few others) quit working.
    That appears to be right. I just checked Alarms and Weather. Alarms didn't work any which way lol, but weather seemed to be affected by the value of that key. So, yes anybody who's into metro apps should tread cautiously. Thanks Mike.

    MS seems to have gone to paranoid lengths to prevent peeps from disabling UAC as long as one wishes to use the metro "goodies". Combine that with the (yet not fully functional i think) OS wide smartscreen and the inbuilt defender. Interesting thinking.
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    Windows 8 Developer Preview x64


    Am I the only one that changed UAC to highest/max setting?
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    Windows 8.1 Pro With Media Center


    So far didn't use that key because I don't have the Curr entVersion (I don't know why). Hehehe. Anyway, I disable my UAC through user accounts. UAC never bothered me again.
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    I could never understand the want to turn off UAC. It's there to help prevent unauthorized changes to your machine. I also can't see the relationship between running a program at an elevated privilege and UAC off. Can someone educate me?
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    Sorry but I too am in the "its annoying" camp.
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    Quote Originally Posted by aem View Post
    I could never understand the want to turn off UAC. It's there to help prevent unauthorized changes to your machine. I also can't see the relationship between running a program at an elevated privilege and UAC off. Can someone educate me?
    I see it as a warining only, aem, and an irritating one at that.
    For standard computer users, it probably has its uses, as such. But for the average user who has found his way on to, and contributes, to , sites such as this, it remains an irritant. The majority are aware of the (possible) consequences of running an unknown .exe file on our computers.
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