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UAC dosen't work!

  1. #1

    UAC dosen't work!

    Hello! I can't do anything on my computer except using my browser.
    I can log in to my computer using both fingerprint and password, but this dosen't work when i try to vertify my self during the user access control.

    I can't take a screenshot of the process either, so it's really annoying.


    1. When I try with fingerprint: "Your fingerprints is no registered for permission" (or something similar. Had to translate).

    2.When I try with password: "the requested operation requires elevation"

    Any thoughts?

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  2. #2

    Posts : 902
    Win8.1 Pro, Desktop Mode

    There is a way to disable uac completely via regedit, if you can get to it.

    1. Open "Run" (Windows + R or in the Metro UI menu), type "regedit" and hit enter.
    2. Go to "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\Cur rentVersion\Policies\System".
    3. On the right side find "EnableLUA" and change it to from 1 to 0.
    4. Reboot your system and UAC is completely disabled.

    Note, I have done this myself, with no issues. But I use the desktop exclusively.

    Warning: Metro Apps won't work after this

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  3. #3

    It says that I'm unable to edit the values of EnableLUA.
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  4. #4

    I've changed my username on my main account. But the UAC still uses my old username. Could this be the reason why?
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  5. #5

    Posts : 902
    Win8.1 Pro, Desktop Mode

    To be honest, my reply was a copy and paste job, so I may not be the best one to ask.
    However, try changing your user name back to what is was, login as administrator and see what happens.

    On the other hand, it does sound to me that yer install is somewhat snockered so perhaps a reinstall may be the only alternative.
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  6. #6

    I see. The install was built-in when I bought the computer.
    I can't change the username because of the god damn UAC. It's like a box which I can't get out of.
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  7. #7

    Posts : 902
    Win8.1 Pro, Desktop Mode

    Do you have a physical copy of 8...??
    If so, ya may wanna just do a re-install.
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  8. #8

    I have found out whatīs the problem now. Iīm set to a guest user and the Administrator user is inactive for some reason. Looks like I have to hack my own computer. However, my computer screen crashes whenever I try to run a Linux Live CD. I think this has something to do with the graphics. My computer dosenīt crash when I run "Windows Password Reset".
    However, I canīt access my SAM file for some reason during the boot from the latter CD. Is there any creative minds that can see a solution without reformatting the entire OS?

    - Kensher
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UAC dosen't work!
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