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Eliminate overbearing administrator permission requests?

  1. #11


    Quote Originally Posted by netbox View Post
    i tried disabling UAC in windows 8 cp and that fixes it, BUT we cannot run metro apps when u turn-off UAC in windows 8 cp.

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    I am able to open and use the Apps even with UAC turned off. It seems to work different for some but I'm not sure why.

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  2. #12


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    Quote Originally Posted by chev65 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by netbox View Post
    i tried disabling UAC in windows 8 cp and that fixes it, BUT we cannot run metro apps when u turn-off UAC in windows 8 cp.
    I am able to open and use the Apps even with UAC turned off. It seems to work different for some but I'm not sure why.
    How did u turn-off your UAC?
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  3. #13


    Quote Originally Posted by netbox View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by chev65 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by netbox View Post
    i tried disabling UAC in windows 8 cp and that fixes it, BUT we cannot run metro apps when u turn-off UAC in windows 8 cp.
    I am able to open and use the Apps even with UAC turned off. It seems to work different for some but I'm not sure why.
    How did u turn-off your UAC?
    Control panel, category view, User Accounts and family safety, User Accounts, Change User account control settings, Slider down to bottom, hit OK. Apps work fine still for me anyway.
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  4. #14


    Trying to move stuff to the desktop or say downloading a file and putting it in program files (x86) causes the window to appear even with UAC disabled. Or adding it to C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs causes the warning. Anyone got a fix?

    Here's an example of exactly what I did:

    Downloaded Minecraft from minecraft.net
    Made a Minecraft folder in C:/Program Files (x86)/ and warning popped up (#1)
    Moved minecraft.exe from D:/Downloads to C:/Program Files (x86)/Minecraft and a warning popped up (#2)
    Created a shortcut to Minecraft and got a warning, then it put it on my desktop (#3)
    Cut the desktop icon to C:/ProgramData/Microsoft/Windows/Start Menu/Programs to add it to a metro tile and a warning appeared(#4)
    Launch the game; typical .exe warning by Windows, this file may harm my computer (#5)

    Now I can launch Minecraft from metro. Seriously, 5 warnings with UAC disabled and my account having admin privellages, really MS?
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    Quote Originally Posted by chev65 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by netbox View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by chev65 View Post

    I am able to open and use the Apps even with UAC turned off. It seems to work different for some but I'm not sure why.
    How did u turn-off your UAC?
    Control panel, category view, User Accounts and family safety, User Accounts, Change User account control settings, Slider down to bottom, hit OK. Apps work fine still for me anyway.
    It doesnt turn off the UAC from that, you just set it up to the lowest level..
    I thought you have other ways to turn-off UAC other than the registry editing to 0, that eliminates the nag questions for permissions when copying files to Windows directory or program files.
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  6. #16


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    It's mostly due to inherited permissions. Here is how to change them:

    https://www.eightforums.com/general-d...d-folders.html
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    Quote Originally Posted by johnpombrio View Post
    It's mostly due to inherited permissions. Here is how to change them:

    https://www.eightforums.com/general-d...d-folders.html
    I think this is a slightly different issue. This is a situation where performing fairly mundane tasks results is being asked to provide Administrative rights, even when logged on with an Administrative account. This is far more prevalent under Windows 8 and really quite annoying.
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  8. #18


    Manchester CT
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    Quote Originally Posted by Calico View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by johnpombrio View Post
    It's mostly due to inherited permissions. Here is how to change them:

    https://www.eightforums.com/general-d...d-folders.html
    I think this is a slightly different issue. This is a situation where performing fairly mundane tasks results is being asked to provide Administrative rights, even when logged on with an Administrative account. This is far more prevalent under Windows 8 and really quite annoying.
    Calico, I THINK they are the same, heh. What happens is that in order for a folder to get its permissions, it looks to its parent when it created for what kind of permissions is necessary to open/use/write to that folder/program. The reason it seems so random is that copying a folder from one place to another DOES NOT break that parent-child relationship. The folder you are dragging into can be completely open but the folder you are copying still has the onerous permissions left over from where it was created/came from. I had a folder that had full permissions for users but when I dragged over my Steam folder, it was locked down solid as rock by the permissions that a REFRESH created on my Windows.old folder. I had to do a song and dance to get permission to even start Steam.
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  9. #19


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    Windows 7 x64 Ultimate/Windows 8.1/Linux


    I can agree that inherited permissions may be a factor on newly created folders, but I'm referring to standard system/user folders on a clean system. For example, in Windows 7 I can copy a file from anywhere, to the root of C: - no inherited permissions - with UAC on default settings and logged on with an account that's a member of the Administrators group. If I try the same thing in Windows 8, with the same settings, I'm prompted for Administrative permissions.
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  10. #20


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    Windows 8 x64


    I'm still trying to understand this one. I've always kept my icons in the user folder, because I like to. I'm wondering if there's even a way around this specific issue.

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