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UAC and Metro apps

  1. #1


    Posts : 54
    Windows 8 Pro

    UAC and Metro apps


    I disabled UAC and now i cant run any metro app...
    How to run metro app with UAC disabled?

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  2. #2


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    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello IR123,

    If you disabled UAC by modifying the EnableLUA DWORD value to 0 (zero) in the registry key below, then that's why. This does not work the same in Windows 8 like it did in Windows 7. Setting EnableLUA to 0 instead of 1 will break Store apps in Windows 8.

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System



    You can use the tutorial below to disable UAC mostly instea, and still have Store apps work.

    User Account Control (UAC) - Change Settings in Windows 8


    Hope this helps,
    Shawn
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  3. #3


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    Windows 8 Pro
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  4. #4


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    64-bit Windows 10


    Yep, that will break Store apps as well since it sets all administrators to behave like the "Elevated" built-in Administrator account that has UAC completely disabled as above with EnableLUA set to 0.

    Disabling that policy in your link will fix this for you.
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  5. #5


    Posts : 54
    Windows 8 Pro


    Yes,but i now need to select run as administrator on some apps... It's like my PC don't recognize me as the admin....
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  6. #6


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    64-bit Windows 10


    That is perfectly normal.

    The adminstrator account you create or setup during installation, is an "unelevated" administrator" account. Anything that requires "elevation" to run, you will need to grant permission first when prompted by UAC. It's done to prevent anything (ex: malware) from running "elevated" with unrestricted full access to everything on the computer without you being notified by UAC to say "Yes" or "No" for it to run elevated. That's all.

    For more on this see:

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  7. #7


    Posts : 54
    Windows 8 Pro


    I get info that i am not allowed to write to registry...
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  8. #8


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    64-bit Windows 10


    Is that from trying to merge a .reg file, or you manually trying to modifying the regsitry?

    Are you signed in as an administrator when you are tryiing?

    If it's you manually trying to, then you may need to take ownership of and set the permissions to "Allow" you "Full control" of the registry key first.

    Take Ownership of a File, Folder, Drive, or Registry Key in Windows 8
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  9. #9


    Posts : 179
    Windows 8.1 Pro x64 with Media Center


    I finally understand why I coudn't get microsoft store (to get Windows 8 default apps) working on the Server 2012 with the Built-in Administrator account. Thanks Brink for providing the explanation.
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  10. #10


    Posts : 54
    Windows 8 Pro


    I tried this tutorial,but i still get the same info...
    I didn't had this problem on th e win 7...
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