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Any way to get rid of stupid administrator badge overlay?

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    Any way to get rid of stupid administrator badge overlay?


    I've read a bit about this but really HATE the administrator badge/shield overlay that appears on icons in desktop once you give rights to an app. Is there a (easy) way to get rid of it without hosing the system? Everything I've read says it is pretty much written in stone. Thanks.
    Last edited by popeye; 31 Aug 2013 at 20:57. Reason: Clarify post

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    Thanks, at least I know there is something. Was hoping for a free solution though. I will consider it, not sure the fix is worth $24 to me. El Cheapo Me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by popeye View Post
    Thanks, at least I know there is something. Was hoping for a free solution though. I will consider it, not sure the fix is worth $24 to me. El Cheapo Me.
    Use the free trial.

    When it runs out, uninstall it & get another free trial, etc.

    I bought it myself.
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    Thanks David, doesn't hurt to give it a try. Maybe I'll even decide to buy it if I really like it.
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    I bought the Toolset.
    I like it.
    I think OnDisplay was included in the toolset free.
    I forget what The toolset cost.
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    Quote Originally Posted by popeye View Post
    I've read a bit about this but really HATE the administrator badge/shield overlay that appears on icons in desktop once you give rights to an app. Is there a (easy) way to get rid of it without hosing the system? Everything I've read says it is pretty much written in stone. Thanks.
    Does it make a difference either way?
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    Quote Originally Posted by garydexter View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by popeye View Post
    I've read a bit about this but really HATE the administrator badge/shield overlay that appears on icons in desktop once you give rights to an app. Is there a (easy) way to get rid of it without hosing the system? Everything I've read says it is pretty much written in stone. Thanks.
    Does it make a difference either way?
    What do you mean? I just don't like icon overlays of any kind. Not the end of the world but if I can get rid of them, I will. Personal preference I guess. Something I think Microsoft should let administrator accounts decide for themselves.
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