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Do I have any options on UAC, business software must be of

  1. #1


    Posts : 4
    windows 8.1

    Do I have any options on UAC, business software must be of


    HI,
    here is my problem, I have a business software that I may use once or twice a day(sometimes more) that
    requires UAC to be off. If I shut it off then other programs won't work. Customers don't want to wait while i
    change the registry and restart the computer.
    Can I set up a different user account that have it off and just switch between users?
    Thanks

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  2. #2


    UAC is a global, not user setting. It will be on or off for all users.
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  3. #3


    Posts : 4
    windows 8.1


    Ok, thanks
    guess I need to go back to windows 7
    I don't know what else to do.
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    Portsmouth Hants
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    Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center


    Have you asked the creators of the business software for a workaround, upgrade or fix for this problem, or are you trying to use a legacy version of the software that is not strictly compatible with Windows 8.x. If so, Windows 7 may be your best bet.
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  5. #5


    Posts : 4
    windows 8.1


    Hi,
    yes I have contacted the company. They said they will get back to me. Nothing is free with this company, i am expecting they
    will tell me they now have a version that will work with 8 but it will cost several hundred dollars.
    Better for me to just go back to 7
    Thanks
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    Portsmouth Hants
    Posts : 772
    Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center


    It is possible to run Windows 7 seamlessly in a Virtual Machine hosted by Windows 8 - so If you have a Windows 7 License, and enough resources in terms of diskspace and RAM, you could keep Windows 8 and run your software on 7 with whatever user permissions you choose. You could trial your installation using the Windows 7 VMs Microsoft make available here: Cross-browser testing simplified | Testing made easier in Internet Explorer | modern.IE
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  7. #7


    Posts : 4
    windows 8.1


    I will give that a try after........
    the computer crashed, windows 8 would stay up long enough to do anything
    so I tried repairing it and tried to re-install off the disk but
    it got to 70 percent and told me a file is missing

    so as soon as i get this fixed I can re-address the uac issue
    Thanks
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