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ESD-TO-ISO Won't Work in Win8 Pro: Try It 4 Me?

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    One difference between Windows 7 and Windows 8 is disabling UAC. Apparently, juts moving the slider to 0 does not fully disable UAC in WIndows 8 as it did in Windows 7. You need to make a registry change as well. See here: Disable UAC completely

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ztruker View Post
    One difference between Windows 7 and Windows 8 is disabling UAC. Apparently, juts moving the slider to 0 does not fully disable UAC in WIndows 8 as it did in Windows 7. You need to make a registry change as well. See here: Disable UAC completely
    Thanks for your reply Rich. So, you are saying that not disabling UAC completely, or enough, was, or probably was, the reason I had to run as administrator in Win8, right? If so, then I appreciate the insight.
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    Good news. Wanting to make sure I had been thorough enough, I downloaded ESD-TO-ISO again from Windows 8 Upgrade ISO - Download or Create. This time the program worked properly on my Win8 machine--using run as administrator. Checked it out all the way. Burned (my last) DVD and started my UEFI Win7 desktop with the DVD. Yes, the DVD has UEFI support. Yesterday's download must have been corrupt.
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    No, not saying that is the reason. Just sayin (one of my Grandson's favorite expressions) that it may have been the cause.

    For instance, I have a programming language called Rexx from IBM (also a version available from Regina). It's an interpretive language, very easy to do things in.

    Up through Windows 7 (with UAC disable the normal way via the slider), when I ran a Rexx script in a Command window it executed in that window. With Windows 8, with UAC disabled the same way, it opens a separate Command window to execute in. If I disable via the registry entry then it runs in the same Command window.
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    Thanks much. I say "just sayin" too. And, actually Heraclitus was uncertain, I think.

    And, OK, fine, I said "so, you are saying that not disabling UAC completely, or enough, was, or probably was, the reason I had to run as administrator in Windows 8." I see clearly that I should have said: So, you are saying that not disabling UAC completely, or enough, was, or maybe was, the reason I had to run as administrator in Windows 8." HeeHee. Just kiddin , of course.
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