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How to disable UAC for select programs

Discussion in 'Windows OS and Software' started by Joyscant1980, Aug 21, 2008.

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  1. Joyscant1980

    Joyscant1980 Notebook Consultant

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  2. houstoned

    houstoned Yoga Pants Connoisseur.

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    check out this thread for all yur vista tweaks and customizations.
     
  3. ScuderiaConchiglia

    ScuderiaConchiglia NBR Vaio Team Curmudgeon

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    What does that have to do with disabling UAC for a single process? I am a contributor to the thread you mentioned, but don't see the relevance to this thread.

    Gary
     
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    crash NBR Assassin Super Moderator

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    Wow, that's a lot of work to disable UAC for just one program. Fortunately, I almost never get a UAC prompt unless I'm installing something or changing some settings in the control panel.

    I believe houstoned intention was either

    1. Indicate that this particular fix/tweak was already in that thread (which it is NOT)
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    2. Indicate that this should be posted in that thread (which I don't think it should be for multiple reasons)
     
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    ScuderiaConchiglia NBR Vaio Team Curmudgeon

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    Yep, it is a bit of a pain in the rear. But I did do it for one program many months ago. But don't remember which one. It might have been SpeedFan, which I run as part of my startup group so I have temps in the notification area (aka system tray). It always prompted for permissions, so I used the mentioned "trick".

    Gary
     
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    crash NBR Assassin Super Moderator

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    Can't you use task scheduler to allow the program to start up with elevated permissions without prompting?
     
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    crash NBR Assassin Super Moderator

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    Regarding that method... Can you use task scheduler to make the task automatically run on startup, or do you have to manually run it (even if from a simple shortcut) each time?
     
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    There's an option you can select in Task Scheduler if you want it to run automatically at startup (or at login).
     
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    crash NBR Assassin Super Moderator

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    Ok that's what I thought. Thanks for clearing that up (I'm on XP at work right now with no access to Vista, so I couldn't check myself).
     
  11. ScuderiaConchiglia

    ScuderiaConchiglia NBR Vaio Team Curmudgeon

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    You mean task scehduler? And yes, you can. But if memory servers me that was not yet documented when the other method first surfaced.

    Gary
     
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    crash NBR Assassin Super Moderator

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    Yes, I meant task scheduler. I must have been too busy at work to notice my error.
     
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