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Windows 8 Activation and UAC

  1. #1


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    Windows 8 64-bit

    Windows 8 Activation and UAC


    Ok, so here's what I keep running into.......I turn off UAC, and within a few hours I start getting a notification that I need to activate Windows 8. It's a legit install, and this only happens when I turn off the UAC.

    If I turn UAC back on, then the activation is not a problem and all is good. However, if I try to re-activate with the UAC off, it runs into an error.

    Anyone else having this problem?

    Thanks -

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  2. #2


    Orbiting the Moon
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    Windows 10 x64


    Didn't see this yet.

    Does it show as activated with UAC turned on?

    It should work without problems.
    If you have a legit install, that would need a legit activation (online). Also, legit settings: UAC turned on but of course some users need the UAC off to their own preference.
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  3. #3


    Posts : 3
    Windows 8 64-bit


    Yes it does
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  4. #4


    How are you "turning off" UAC? Are you moving the slider down to the bottom, (which doesn't turn it off), or are you doing the registry key hack to force it off?
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  5. #5


    Orbiting the Moon
    Posts : 2,975
    Windows 10 x64


    Quote Originally Posted by ArchangelKS View Post
    Yes it does

    And I guess it doesn't without UAC...

    Sorry, no ideas.

    That's a weird thing, UAC has some control over the system so be careful. You need to tweak some advanced settings in order to turn it completely off in Win8.

    I would leave it on for the moment, until the issue gets more answers/suggestions otherwise you will have to see it a not activated if you need UAC off that badly.
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  6. #6


    Posts : 3
    Windows 8 64-bit


    Using a program called Tweak UAC.......I imagine a registry hack
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