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Win 8.1 how to logon always as admin

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    Win 8.1 how to logon always as admin


    How can I overcome the annoyance of being asked to run certain progs as admin when I already am...How can I log in permanently as admin to avoid this.I would appreciate any help on the above subject

    Thanks iknownuffin 70

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    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello Phil,

    You could use the built-in elevated "Administrator" to sign in to Windows to always "Run as administrator", but you will not be able to use any modern Store apps while signed in to this account.

    Built-in Administrator Account - Enable or Disable in Windows 8

    If that would be an issue, then you could use the method in the tutorial below to create elevated shortcuts of the programs you run often for this to not get prompted by UAC.

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

    Hope this helps,
    Shawn
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    Thanks Brink, that gave me a couple of options to use. regards iknownuffin70
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    Posts : 22,565
    64-bit Windows 10


    You're most welcome.
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