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UAC-How do I "trust" a program from an unknown publisher?


jigawatt

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I'm running Windows 8.1 and I have an old version of photoshop elements in my x86 program files (it's elements 4.0, please don't laugh). I have UAC on the next to last setting before disabling it altogether. When I launch elements, UAC asks me if I trust it because it's an unknown publisher. I don't want to disable UAC, but I want it to trust elements and not popup the "are you really sure" box each time.
 

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I'm running Windows 8.1 and I have an old version of photoshop elements in my x86 program files (it's elements 4.0, please don't laugh).
I purchased Elements 8 in/around 2009+/- which I still have running on my old XP Desktop. After I upgraded my new PC to 8.1 I was able to successfully load Elements 8 on my new PC and it works fine and I haven't had a crash or freeze events or errors even when doing some complex tasks. But I can tell you this: When you install older versions (pre 2011?) it also installs AdobeAir. This did and will cause all kinds of errors. It can easily be uninstalled, which I did and no more problems. The only effect it has on Elements is that it disables some of the on-line video tutorials. Adobe discontinued the AdobeAir add-on within recent years.
 

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jigawatt

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Thanks for the quick reply Brink. I'm new to Windows 8 and all this administrator stuff so I'm going to wade through this in the coming days.
 

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Please feel free to ask any questions you may have. :)
 

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Hello Adam,

If you only have the shortcut in your account after created, then it'll only work in your account. :)
 

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Thanks Shawn, that's not quite what I meant though. In the tutorial we enable the Administrator account and then inherit permissions from it. What I meant is after this is done can I disable the Administrator account again. There are a couple of programs I'd like to do this for (Sysinternals sync mainly) but I don't want the Administrator account enabled. I could test it I suppose (in fact I will).

Edit: Unfortunately if you disable the Administrator account the shortcut created in the tutorial stops working.
 
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@Adam,

Yeah, if you disable the built-in Administrator, the shortcut will stop working until the account was enabled again. :(
 

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