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UAC resets after last week's patch/update

  1. #1


    Posts : 3
    Windows 8 Enterprise why do you think i'm making an account here?

    UAC resets after last week's patch/update


    Hello,

    After last weeks updates my UAC keeps resetting after a few hours, i set it to Never Notify and after a while it goes back to normal.

    Notes:

    I'm running W8 Enterprise.
    It was running normally before the update.
    No 3rd party programs were installed, the OS remained unchanged, just the updates.

    Is the problem known? Is there a solution?
    Sorry if it was already posted in another thread.

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  2. #2


    Canada
    Posts : 1,950
    windows 8.1 Update 1 Pro 64bit


    Select a system restore point to before the updates were installed then install them one by one until you find the culprit. If it is a non essential update you may opt to Hide it.
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  3. #3


    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Posts : 6,490
    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit


    I see your running Enterprise, is it a company supplied PC? If no, why Enterprise? If yes, it may be a policy set by the company admin.

    I'm running 8.1 Pro with update 1 and my UAC settings are where I left them. One up from off.
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  4. #4


    Posts : 3
    Windows 8 Enterprise why do you think i'm making an account here?


    Hi,

    Thanks for the replies.
    Yes, company PC but not a policy(verified that with the IT dep.), that's why i posted here, thought anyone else has this issue. And it's not just my PC, all windows 8 PCs are acting like this.

    @alphanumeric: Yes it goes just just one up from off every ~4 hours or so even though i set it to Never Notify. Or if i restart the PC, same behavior, it resets on it's own.
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  5. #5


    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Posts : 6,490
    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit


    I'm not running enterprise but as a test I just set my UAC to the bottom, never notify, setting and rebooted. It didn't change. I'll leave it like that for now and see what happens.
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  6. #6

    registry fix


    Hi W8LOVE,
    There is a registry change you can make, or in your case the I.T Dept,
    BUT it does affect metro apps; see the MSDN blog.

    HKLM\software\microsoft\windows\currentversion\policies\system

    key enableLUA

    value data 0.

    Roy
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  7. #7


    Posts : 3
    Windows 8 Enterprise why do you think i'm making an account here?


    Hello,

    It seems that the registry fix works, i'll mark as solved later if the issue doesn't come back.
    Thanks a lot hawkman, and everbody !
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

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