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C:\ Permissions Driving Me Nuts! - Windows 8

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    Windows 8

    C:\ Permissions Driving Me Nuts! - Windows 8

    I recently updated to Windows 8 because it seemed a good idea. But I have noticed that Microsoft has gone nuts about security with this latest iteration of their OS.

    When I place programs on the C: Drive they all require administrator permissions to run even if you are an administrator and disable UAC not to mention nearly every program is protected. I moved the game Planetside 2 to my C: Drive to increase loading speed (C: Drive is an SSD) and now the game can't patch because Windows wont allow the launcher to replace the game's executable and I can't copy the game back to my HDD because the executable is always in use.

    Is there any way to disable Windows 8's new security features? Or am I stuck with them now? I did disable my account and have switched to the built in administrator account, don't know if this will fix the problems, and I can live without metro.

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    Win 8.1 Pro

    No, this is by design, nothing should be saved to the C: drive directly.

    There are mainly 2 reasons for this, and has always been recommended to never do what you are trying to do.

    1.) People save things to the root of c and can never find it again, and create a nightmare of bad filing system habits.
    2.) Yes, stricter security, Why? Because people have complained for years about how bad Windows Security is, now they have it and they complain it is too strict.

    If it is something that can be run from anywhere you save the application too, it is best to drop it in Documents and run it from there. Or an even better location is,....


    That is the location that applications that want to save config files to is supposed to go.

    Yes, security is stricter, but Win8 is far more secure than Win7 and reported to be one of the most secure OS's out.
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C:\ Permissions Driving Me Nuts! - Windows 8
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