Windows 8 and 8.1 Forums


Help with Windows 8.1 UAC

  1. #1


    Posts : 2
    Windows 8.1

    Help with Windows 8.1 UAC


    Hi.

    When I try to install pretty much anything on my Windows 8.1 machine I have to right-click the file and select "Run as Administrator" or else nothing happens.
    Like I just tried to install Chrome 64 bit: Double click the setup icon and nothing at all happens, no error message or prompt or anything. I have to right-click and "Run as Administrator" to get it to work.
    Same problem with the new version of Logitech Gaming Software, or pretty much anything I think.

    What I want to happen is if I try to install something that needs Admin rights it should prompt me and ask if I want to grant Admins rights.

    Also, for some reason I have to set the Steam executable to always run as Administrator otherwise I can't launch some games like Dota 2 and CS:GO.

    I have tried all the slider settings in the UAC options window, but none of them help. I don't know if Windows 8 just works like this or if I some time messed something up in the registry or Group Policies.

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  2. #2


    Canada
    Posts : 1,950
    windows 8.1 Update 1 Pro 64bit
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  3. #3


    Posts : 2
    Windows 8.1


    Nevermind, I fixed it

    Turns out it had nothing to do with UAC. The permissions on the Appdata\Local\Temp folder were just messed up.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  4. #4


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


    Glad you got it sorted out.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

Help with Windows 8.1 UAC
Eight Forums Android App Eight Forums IOS App Follow us on Facebook