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UAC-How do I "trust" a program from an unknown publisher?

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    Windows 8.1

    UAC-How do I "trust" a program from an unknown publisher?


    I'm running Windows 8.1 and I have an old version of photoshop elements in my x86 program files (it's elements 4.0, please don't laugh). I have UAC on the next to last setting before disabling it altogether. When I launch elements, UAC asks me if I trust it because it's an unknown publisher. I don't want to disable UAC, but I want it to trust elements and not popup the "are you really sure" box each time.

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    Hello Jigawatt, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    Would that be an "Open File - Security Warning" dialog prompt like below instead of UAC?

    Click image for larger version

    If so, then unblocking the file should stop it.

    Open File - Security Warning : Unblock File - Windows 7 Help Forums

    Hope this helps for now,
    Shawn
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    St. Augustine
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    windows 8.1 64, LT -Windows 10 Home 64


    Quote Originally Posted by jigawatt View Post
    I'm running Windows 8.1 and I have an old version of photoshop elements in my x86 program files (it's elements 4.0, please don't laugh).
    I purchased Elements 8 in/around 2009+/- which I still have running on my old XP Desktop. After I upgraded my new PC to 8.1 I was able to successfully load Elements 8 on my new PC and it works fine and I haven't had a crash or freeze events or errors even when doing some complex tasks. But I can tell you this: When you install older versions (pre 2011?) it also installs AdobeAir. This did and will cause all kinds of errors. It can easily be uninstalled, which I did and no more problems. The only effect it has on Elements is that it disables some of the on-line video tutorials. Adobe discontinued the AdobeAir add-on within recent years.
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    Windows 8.1


    Brink, no it's definitely a UAC box:
    Click image for larger version
    Last edited by Brink; 02 Mar 2014 at 22:31. Reason: removed broken image
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    Windows 8.1


    Woops. tried to paste an image directly into the quick reply.
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    64-bit Windows 10


    In that case, you could use either tutorial below to create an elevated shortcut to run the program elevated without getting a UAC prompt.

    (recommended)
    Elevated Program Shortcut - Create for Standard User - Windows 7 Help Forums

    OR

    Elevated Program Shortcut without UAC Prompt - Create - Windows 7 Help Forums
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    Windows 8.1


    Thanks for the quick reply Brink. I'm new to Windows 8 and all this administrator stuff so I'm going to wade through this in the coming days.
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    64-bit Windows 10


    Please feel free to ask any questions you may have.
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    Windows 10 Pro Prieview x64


    Is it possible using this technique to enable the internal administrator account (so I can use the password) but make in not possible to sign on as it? I'd like the only user that can sign on to be me.
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    Hello Adam,

    If you only have the shortcut in your account after created, then it'll only work in your account.
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