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Tutorial: How to make Windows 8 understand you ARE the Administrator

  1. #31


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    windows 8


    i cant find the secpol.msc.

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  2. #32


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    64-bit Windows 10


    Eddy,

    Secpol.msc is not available in your edition of Windows 8. It's only available in the Windows 8 Pro and Enterprise editions.

    You could use OPTION ONE with the .reg files instead though in the tutorial link under So let's start on the first page.
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  3. #33


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    windows 8


    ty very much brink
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  4. #34


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    64-bit Windows 10


    You're most welcome.
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  5. #35


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    10 Pro


    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    You could use OPTION ONE with the .reg files instead though in the tutorial link under So let's start on the first page.
    Shawn,

    Are you aware if this method is still applicable using Windows 10? Like many others, I've deactivated UAC entirely but Metro apps are now broken as a result... Do you have any idea if there's a way to keep UAC fully disabled but still launch "Calculator", for example?


    Thanks.
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  6. #36


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    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello tbcam88, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    I'm afraid that if UAC is completely disabled in Windows 10, it will also break the modern apps.

    If you have specific programs that you don't want to get a UAC prompt for, then you could still use the tutorial below on the programs though.

    Elevated Program Shortcut without UAC Prompt - Create - Windows 7 Help Forums
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  7. #37


    UK
    Posts : 41
    Windows 8.1 Update 1 64bit Pro


    guys turning off UAC completely is not a good idea.

    Setting to just remove the approval prompts might be ok if it bugs you but not disabling it completely.
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  8. #38


    I never say it's a good idea, but since I backup my data regularly, and I don't have really sensitive stuff on disk anyway...

    I rename my Administrator account, enable it and give it a REALLY good password. Then I just use that account so I have full access to the system. And in the case of Windows 8, disabling UAC and running as Administrator gets rid of all of that Metro-itis Windows 8 suffers from.

    I've never had a problem. Not denying I ever will, but I have never had a known attack or infection.
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