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Metro interface lockup.

  1. #11


    Posts : 20
    Windows 8 64bit


    Yes.

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  2. #12


    Posts : 1,925
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Well, there's the problem. Metro apps won't work if UAC is disabled.
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  3. #13


    Posts : 20
    Windows 8 64bit


    I've enabled the administrator account and i'm using this now and it works perfectly with all my programmes running. Just the only problem is that i cant go online on this account. I tried deleting the account i was using and re-creating it yet the problems still occur, looks like the permissions are messed up on both my hard drives, there must be some way to allow all access, the same access as admin is getting, to my other account.
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  4. #14


    Posts : 1,925
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Listen Reddax. YOU CANNOT USE METRO IF YOU DISABLE UAC. YOU CANNOT USE METRO WITH THE BUILT-IN ADMINISTRATOR ACCOUNT.

    There is no workaround. It does not work.
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  5. #15


    Posts : 20
    Windows 8 64bit


    I've re-installed windows, with UAC DISABLED, on my normal account and now it works fine. Must've been some kind of permission issue.
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  6. #16


    Posts : 1,925
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    That's not possible. Unless you did not actually disable UAC. Did you actually set the registry entry? Or did you just slide the slider to the bottom? Sliding the slider does not disable UAC, it just makes it run silently.
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  7. #17


    Posts : 20
    Windows 8 64bit


    I move the slider, my bad, i thought that disabled it. Thanks for your fast responses anyway
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  8. #18


    Posts : 4
    W8


    Quote Originally Posted by Mystere View Post
    Listen Reddax. YOU CANNOT USE METRO IF YOU DISABLE UAC. YOU CANNOT USE METRO WITH THE BUILT-IN ADMINISTRATOR ACCOUNT.

    There is no workaround. It does not work.
    Uncalled for response. YOU listen. Show some grace.
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  9. #19


    I have been going around with tech support at work who believe that you can turn off uac off by sliding it all of the way down just like 7. They don't believe me that this doesn't actually turn it off in 8.
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  10. #20


    San Jose - California
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    8.1x64PWMC Ubuntu14.04x64 MintMate17x64


    This is true for both 7 & 8
    To actually turn off UAC, you have to do the following:

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\luafv and change the "Start"=dword:00000004

    4 is disabled, 2 is enabled. Luafv.sys is a driver (system service) for UAC and not used for anything else. Once you disable UAC and stop this driver from loading you can reduce your start up load time, howerver, doing this will break the Metro Apps.
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