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UAC prompt for User Accounts Control Panel

  1. #1


    Posts : 52
    Windows 8.1 Pro Pack x64

    UAC prompt for User Accounts Control Panel


    Hi Brink,

    I just woke up my computer and saw a UAC prompt for User Accounts Control Panel. I didn't do anything to prompt it. I was able to disable it right after, though. Should I be worried that something on my system must've prompted it?
    Last edited by Brink; 05 Jun 2014 at 15:19. Reason: Moved to new thread

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  2. #2


    Posts : 22,576
    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello Malickfan,

    If you have your UAC settings set to "Always notify" (top level), then it would give you a UAC prompt when you try to open the User Account Control Settings.

    If this happens each time you wake or restart the PC, then check to see if you may have mistakenly added a shortcut to it in your startup programs.

    Startup Items - Manage in Windows 8

    Hope this helps for now.
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UAC prompt for User Accounts Control Panel
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