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UAC Control for known good programs?

  1. #1


    Posts : 92
    W.8.1 Pro Update 1

    UAC Control for known good programs?


    Is there any way to "tell" Windows (8.1) which programs are OK to run and modify the system? I get tired of saying OK every time I run one of many utilities like True Image 2013, Auslogics, CoreTemp, CPUz and the list goes on and on. I have UAC set to the lowest level short of Off. I really don't want to turn UAC Off since I keep thinking it might actually catch a bad guy sometime! I have my W7 systems UAC set the same way as W8 but don't get all the annoying popups! Any suggestions would be appreciated.

    I was wrong - W7 UAC acts the same way as W8. I had it Turned Off in W7 and turned it on to the lowest level to check but the change does not take effect until the system is rebooted. So...I'll run W8 with UAC Off too unless there is a better way.

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  2. #2


    Posts : 22,582
    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello Ken, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    Sorry, but there is not an exception/safe list for UAC. That would defeat the purpose of UAC to seek your approval before letting something run elevated and having full access to the computer.

    If you like, you could use either tutorial below as a workaround to create an elevated shortcut of a program that when used will not give you an UAC prompt and still run elevated.

    Elevated Program Shortcut without UAC Prompt - Create - Windows 7 Help Forums

    OR

    Elevated Program Shortcut - Create for Standard User - Windows 7 Help Forums

    Hope this helps,
    Shawn
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  3. #3


    Posts : 92
    W.8.1 Pro Update 1


    Your too quick for me! Thank you for the suggestions. I knew there must be some way to get around the annoying UAC Popups. Thanks again, I'm off and running.
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  4. #4


    Posts : 22,582
    64-bit Windows 10


    You're most welcome Ken.
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