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Q: Solved: User Account Control-how to configure?

I've set my sons log in on his PC to a 'standard ' user as he was going into the registry disabling cyberpatrol and so on. Now I'm getting it in the neck because he can't download programs games can I set up his standard user to download programs or at least to prompt so I can put a password in? I don't mind him downloading games, just don't want Cyberpatrol disabled. At present it just says something to the effect ' you require administrative rights to perform this task' but no option to log in as an administrator on his account.....thanks!

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I inherited a Dell XP Computer with Vista Operating System from my stepson Pat who could never names, user Privileges, Permissions, an control User Account file Control, Ownership, figure out the machine I seem to have many problems with Vista revolving around User Account Control User Account Control, Privileges, Permissions, Ownership, user names, file control an Privileges Permissions Ownership user names file control and directory structure etc I ve been working around UAC problems but there has to be a User Account Control, Privileges, Permissions, Ownership, user names, file control an way out of this My most recent issue IE has problems fully loading web pages With IE like several programs that I run with this computer I get messages that say I have corrupt files I get object error warnings Chkdsk does not fix problems While shopping for a new car battery with many pages open the computer completely hung up last night I had to kill power and reboot IE did not work I Unloaded and IE would not work also Google Chrome is fine I have internet access I reset all defaults After hours of messing around I discovered the way to start IE is Run as Administrator Then like so many other programs I run I get the screen Windows screen A Program needs your permission to continue When I dumped my old files on this XP computer from my old computer They resided in User Mike W old I had no permissions with this user so I moved all the files to Pat I renamed user administrator Pat to Mike W under the desktop but the user pat did not update under the OS C drive Users Pat and there is no option to rename here Pat was the original administrator Vista is telling me that Vista creates a List of directories under the Administrator including a Desktop Downloads Documents Contact Favorites etc When I open explore right Click off the classic START button The folders display in green What is the significance of the Green colored folders in windows explorer Somehow I ended up creating two desktops in User Mike W The actual desktop has some but not all the files from the yellow folder Desktop in Mike W none from the Green Desktop folder How do I clean this all up I ve been to the help sections of Vista and looked at permissions ownership UAC etc but when I go in to try to change anything in the check boxes they are grayed out I have no place to start Please Help me get some understanding and control of this machine as I am desperate

A:User Account Control, Privileges, Permissions, Ownership, user names, file control an

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Iíve had to disable my User Account Control.

Not to mention that Iím tired of saying yes 50 times when I want to do something ..
Itís been preventing me from installing programs.

I just discovered that WinPatrol has been updated to work with Vista.

I liked WinPatrol in my XP OS Ö
It stopped a lot of programs from being added to the startup list ..
And a bunch of other junk being added that I donít like.

Iím thinking WinPatrol is better that Vistaís User Account Control.

Comments ???

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I recently switched from Windows Vista to Windows 7. While operating on vista I had User Account Controls (UAC) active and liked the fact that I had to provide a password in order to perform certain functions. However, once updating to 7 I discovered that UAC doesn't require a password simply asks you yes or no about whether you want to allow something. My question is simple. Is there a way to change this so that a password must be entered to perform a function. (Example below)


When turning off the network adapter the screen would gray-out and nothign could be done until I had entered an administrators (my) password. In windows 7, I select disable and the screen grays-out like usual except I only have to click "yes". No password needed. I would like to change this, if possible.

Thanks for your help.

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How do you disable and enable user account control?

A:[SOLVED] Disable User Account control

Open Control Panel and select User Accounts. The last option in the list allows you to disable or enable UAC.

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Hi..lately on startup the User Account Control window appears and it asks: Do you want to allow the following program from an unknown publisher to make changes to this computer?

Program name: ISUSPM.exe
Publisher : Unknown
File origin : Hard drive on this computer
Program location : "C:\ProgramFiles(x86)\CommonFiles\Installshield\UpdateService\ISUSPM.exe"
- Startup

I went too this location on my computer and this program is installed but lately on startup it asks me do i want too click on yes or no too allow this program too make changes to my computer..why is it doing this now when it didnt before and what do i do? Ive clicked on both yes and no lately and it still is appearing on my startup. If anyone can help will be greatly appreciated!..Thanks

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Hello, I'm new to this forum, sorry if this question has some really obvious answer. Anyway, whenever I try to download something or launch a program (ex Malwarebytes, Maxthon), the UAC dialog box asks me the standard question, although whenever I click "change when these notifications appear", the box closes instantly and does nothing else. Even trying "change UAC settings" from the charms bar results in nothing.

A:[SOLVED] User Account Control Glitching

Welcome to TSF,

Not so sure what exactly the notification box you're seeing, you may read some suggestions from here:

How to Stop Notifications in Windows 8.1

If the above link didn't help, please provide us a screen capture of the exact notification that pops up on your screen to better assist you.

Please keep us posted.
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I'm new here and I have a windows vista 32 bit service pack 2 operating system.

Just recently I have made horrible mistake when cleaning my computer , that I can't seem to reverse but maybe you could help me *fingers crossed*

In C:\Users\HOME ADMINISTRATOR\AppData I deleted alot of Roaming. Local Low,and Local Files and have emptied it from my recycle bin.

Because I have user account control on, I can't pass that prompt screen when I click allow, I just wait and wait and nothibng happens. I come out of it by prompting windows task manger using ctrl + alt+ delete. This makes it even more difficult since I cannot turn user account control off ,prompt run, or system restore without that prompt.

What are my options? what do you suggest I do? Is there another way to restore my computer sytem wihout losing all my current document files?

Please help

A:[SOLVED] Deleted App Data,User Account Control Prevents System Restore,Please Help to

Depending on what you deleted, SFC may help you out.

Open a command prompt, and type SFC /scannow let it run. Any chance you have a backup of your user folder?
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A:xp shows only limited account name in user account control panel

Because you are logged in as a Limited User, so you can't make changes to the computer. Speak with your Network Administrator at your company.
At the log in screen hit CTRL+ALT+DEL 3 times fast. This will give you the traditional Windows Log In Screen. If you have the Built In Administrator accounts password, you can log in as Administrator and create a new Admin user account.
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A:dont know user account control password and no administrator user

after the bios loads but before windows start to load hit f8 and you get your windows boot options.
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How come the UAC is set to the lowest setting for the admin, but for a standard user it is still set as default (requiring admin password)?

A:User Account Control for standard user.

Built in admin bypasses UAC, hence the setting. Any other users (even users created as admin) get UAC prompts.

This is one of the many reasons security best practices dictate creating a second admin account and disabling the built in one.
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A:User Account Control


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

^^ tutorial should help.

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Can I Disable User Account Control (UAC) for one Windows 7 application or program?

A:User Account Control

Quote: Originally Posted by teja1946

Can I Disable User Account Control (UAC) for one Windows 7 application or program?

Only by granting it "admin" privileges. what are you trying to do?

Elevated Program Shortcut without UAC Prompt - Create

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How do i configure my user interface, i mean user only can use what application i give and user only can see application that i give. Other then that i it hide. User can not go to setting. Only read and use. Appreciate your assist.

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A:User Account Control.

You should see a "Change when these notifications appear" link. Click that, and personalize it to your liking.
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GM all,

Does anyone know how you add a publisher so you stop getting the User Account Control dialog popup's?

Thanking you in advance,


A:User Account Control

Not necessary go to control panel User Ac Control Turn off

User Account Control - UAC - Change Notification Settings
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A:User Account Control

Have you tried msconfig? Here's how to use it
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A:User Account Control

Hello Bill, and welcome to Seven Forums.

If you like, you could create an elevated shortcut to open it elevated without getting the UAC prompt.

Elevated Program Shortcut without UAC Prompt - Create
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A:User Account Control

no u should be fine, its just a precautionary measure by microsoft to stop programs installing on your system by themselfs! but as long as your carefull u should be fine
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A:user account control

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Program Name: Internet Explorer
Verified Publisher: Microsoft Corporation
File Origin: Hard drive on this computer

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This happens every time I try to use IE11

Is anyone else having this issue?
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Do you run it and if so why?

A:Do you use UAC (User Account Control)?

Sure i use it ..... The reason being we all from time to time make mistakes it is very easy to click on some thing you dont intend to .... Also i would say its even easier when using a Laptop with a touch pad
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I just got this from this article http www winsupersite com faq windows asp User Account Control improvements Windows Vista's most reviled feature is being completely overhauled to be more customizable Four settings will be Control User Account available Never notify least secure The user is not notified when a program tries to install software or make changes to the computer The user is not notified when they make changes to Windows settings or when programs try to do so Only notify me when programs try to make changes to my computer The user is not notified when a program tries to install software or make changes to the computer The user is not notified when they make changes to Windows settings However the user is notified when programs try to make changes to the computer User Account Control including Windows settings Always notify me The user User Account Control is notified when a program tries to install software or make changes to the computer The user is also notified when they make changes to Windows settings or when programs try to do so Always notify me and wait for my response most secure The user is notified when a program tries to install software or make changes to the computer The user is also notified when they make changes to Windows settings or when programs try to do so Later Ted

A:User Account Control

Mine is always set on 4 so I know what updates are being installed so I can scan them with AVG.
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A:PLEASE HELP!! User Account Control

Hello Kbaugh, and welcome to Vista Forums.

You could use METHOD THREE in the tutorial below to reset you password using the reset disc created in it to regain access to your user account.

Reset User Account Password

Hope this helps,
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Merely to use the slider to reduce the level of intereference is not what I want as I would still like to be asked with executables that I have not approved.

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A:User Account Control

Hello Jcaswell,

Sorry, but there's not a way to add an exception list for UAC. That would defeat the whole purpose of UAC asking for your permission to allow something to run elevated first. For example, if you added a program's exe file to an exception list and that exe file became infected by malware or a virus, then that malware would be able to run elevated without your knowledge since there was no UAC prompt to ask you first.

If you like, you could read more in depth details about UAC in the links in the blue NOTE box at the top of the tutorial below.

User Account Control - UAC - Change Notification Settings

Hope this helps,
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A:How do i control a user account?

What you are wanting to do is very simple. Type in the Windows search box " user " and then choose User Accounts, from here you can create a new account for the other users and choose standard user account for them. I would make just 1 user account and let all the others use that unless you want that everyone has their own account.

To secure your files from others you can either edit the user accounts permissions but if you are not familar with that then I recommand either first reading up on it or you can simply make a folder private by right clicking on it and chosing to not share the folder.
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A:User Account Control

Method 1: You can disable UAC by following this ways:

1. Start, Run. ( or open taskmanager, File, New Task (run) )
2. type "msconfig.exe"
3. Press return/enter or click ok.
4. Under the tools tab search for Disable UAC
5. Highlight it and click Launch
6. Close the new window that will appear
7. Click ok to close msconfig.

Restart your pc.

Method 2:
Go Start > Control Panel\User Accounts and Family Safety\User Accounts

Then click on "Turn UAC on or off"
After that restart your computer.
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A:UAC User Account Control

Hello Camper,

It's best to keep UAC turned on for better security. You can read more about UAC in the links in the tutorial below.

User Account Control (UAC)

Hope this helps,
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A:User Account Control

Use TweakUAC and set to "quiet mode"
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Hi folks.

Every now and then, I use PowerTools Lite to see what "rubbish" has accumulated in the Registry etc.
Vista treats this prog as unidentified and displays the UAC window giving me the options of running it or quitting.
Is there a way of letting Vista know that I trust this program and therefor not display the UAC window each time I launch it?

A:User Account Control

Originally Posted by grasmith

Hi folks.

Every now and then, I use PowerTools Lite to see what "rubbish" has accumulated in the Registry etc.
Vista treats this prog as unidentified and displays the UAC window giving me the options of running it or quitting.
Is there a way of letting Vista know that I trust this program and therefor not display the UAC window each time I launch it?

I dont know but one thing you can try is to launch power tools as admin. You can also lower the uac sensitivity.

Cant help ya I just turn mine off

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Hi Everyone,

I am experiencing reoccurring issues with User Account Control in Windows 10. These issues are being experienced on at least three laptops that I have configured (for use in a Domain environment).

Initially I made the 'error' of turning UAC (User Account Control) off but soon reaslised that it must be left on for the Windows Apps to work. The first give away was when the new Groove music player would not open when staff double clicked on their voicemail attachments.

Subsequently I turned UAC on to the setting shown below -

Ever since making the above change, from time to time - and I suspect that Windows updates may play a part - UAC inadvertently turns itself back off again.

If anybody else has experienced this issue and overcome it can you please share your solution?

Kind Regards,

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A:User Account Control Problem

Have you tried booting into Safe mode and Making an administrator, There will be an Administrator there after you have booted into the Safe mode

see Safe Mode For more Information

Hope This Helps,
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Why in god's name they couldn't make Vista sensible.. I'll never understand. I'll probably have figured this out or no longer have immediate need to know by the time someone gets to this, but I thought I'd give it a try anyway. Does anybody know why this is occurring? I could handle it if it asked for a password but it doesn't. It just says I don't have permission and that's that.

A:User Account Control.. beyond ridiculous

Yea, my first thread with a self fulfilling prophecy if you blow your brains out you will become "DeadCorpse". You have UAC off so Vista cannot add permissions to what you want to do. You will need to do it yourself.. the public folder gets different treatment since as it's name suggests it is designed to be shared therefore it makes sense to tighten it's security.

This reg Hack will add a "take ownership of this file" to your right click context menu perfect for what you want. Copy and paste all below in the code box into notepad in notepad select "file" then "save as" call it ownership.reg and save to desktop open desktop right click to merge into registry. Reboot to take effect.

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

@="Take Ownership"

@="cmd.exe /c takeown /f \"%1\" && icacls \"%1\" /grant administrators:F"
"IsolatedCommand"="cmd.exe /c takeown /f \"%1\" && icacls \"%1\" /grant administrators:F"

@="Take Ownership"

@="cmd.exe /c takeown /f \"%1\" /r /d y && icacls \"%1\" /grant administrators:F /t"
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The trouble is, all the fixes I read for fixing this endless nagging, apply to Vista PRO and not Vista Home Premium !

I do not want to shut off User Account Control completely, just make it less agressive and less of a nag. Any suggestions ?

A:Less Aggressive User Account Control

Tried this method?
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A Closer Look at Windows Closer Look: A User Control Account User Account Control There is not probably a single Windows Vista A Closer Look: User Account Control user who is not annoyed by Vista s User Account Control Not many computer users on the other hand would say that the UAC is a waste of resources and not beneficial to system security What Microsoft did not make right in Windows Vista was to find the right balance between annoyance and security but they A Closer Look: User Account Control promise to do better in Windows The User Account Control did not get redesigned in Windows It is still an integral part of the system s security What Microsoft did change is the amount of notifications a user receives They integrated a UAC slider in Windows which will not display an UAC notification anymore when the user makes active changes to the Windows settings It will however still popup a notification if a software wants to make those changes There are three additional UAC slider settings that change the amount of notifications and prompts the user receives Read more at the source Later Ted

A:A Closer Look: User Account Control

I would have to agree, here MS finally did a good thing and allow us to use this for what we want. Rather then the old on and off. Since I have been working for eBay I have seen a need for UAC since I didn't think many newbies actually did everyday tasks on the computer. At least now for the elite people or maybe the not so elite, we will be able to manage this Below is a pic so you don't need to go to another site to view it.
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Check your User Account Control settings user account control is turned off click this notifiaction to fix this problem

Do any of you know if there is a part of the registry where it could allow me to turn this off, if so could you please tell me how

Thanx in advanced

A:user account control is turned off

Originally Posted by Smiler_16

Hi, I keep on recieving this popup down the bottom right of me screen because i have turned UAC off

Check your User Account Control settings user account control is turned off click this notifiaction to fix this problem

Do any of you know if there is a part of the registry where it could allow me to turn this off, if so could you please tell me how

Thanx in advanced

Hello Smiler,
A) In stead of turning off UAC, I have an alternative for you. Basically it will keep UAC on BUT it won't annoy you with all those prompts, as long as you are in administrator account. In my opinion, it's the best of both worlds. Link below : -

User Account Control (UAC) - Elevate Privilege Level

B) However, if you insist to keep UAC off, and you want the popups gone, here is the way :-
Control Panel > Classic View > choose Security Center icon >left panel, click Change the way Security Center alerts me > Choose Don't notify me, but display the icon
That's all you have to do. But remember this, from here on any warning will be in the form of an icon at the notification area, no popups. So, keep an eye on that area or you might miss an important warning, ie Windows Defender off , Windows Update, Firewall off etc.
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A:Having trouble with User Account Control

Hello Applepie,

What's the exact message that you are getting?

UAC, it a security notification prompt for you to approve before Windows allows a program (ex: PSP 8) to Run as administrator (elevated). You could set the UAC notification settings to "Never notify" to turn off UAC and not get anymore UAC prompts, but that would lower the security of your entire system.

If you are getting a "Open File - Security Warning" notice, then see if the tutorial below may help.

Open File - Security Warning : Unblock File

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A:Fake "User Account Control" in XP

Nobody out there has really experienced this one?
I'm ready to reinstall XP.

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A:re: win7 user account control box

Hello Steve,

If you like, you could use the option in the tutorial below to create an elevated shortcut to run the program elevated without getting a UAC prompt.

Elevated Program Shortcut without UAC Prompt - Create
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A:How to Disable User Account Control

One thread on this subject is more than enough.

Please read the forum rules.

6) No discussions of hacking someones system, network, password, etc.

Contact you I.T. Department at the college.
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A:User account control question.

Quote: Originally Posted by nelsonm

Hi all,

I have some old programs that force the allow or deny screen to appear every time i execute the application or i restart the system with the program set to automatically run after login.

Is there a way to tell the system to preauthorize the program so UAC will let it run without having to deal with the allow/deny screen?

Try here: Elevated Program Shortcut without UAC Prompt - Create

and Welcome to Seven
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If anybody else has experienced this issue and overcome it can you please share your solution?

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A:Customizing User Account Control

No, UAC is an all or nothing setting.

You should at minimum, leave it running at the default setting.
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A:Vista User Account Control

I am on vista premium and got totally fed up with these messages.

Try the following method on folders if you cant access them properly and see how you go-it worked for me fine

right click on file
click properties
click security
click advanced
click owner in top tabs
click edit
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A:User Account Control (UAC) issues

Hello Ymi7, and welcome to Vista Forums.

With those issues, you might consider doing a System Restore using a restore point dated before these problems or a repair install.

The built-in administrator account is the only one with true full power, but UAC is not active in this account. A standard administrator account has the same power, but you just have to approve an administrator action with UAC first before it is allowed.

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A:user account control popup !

UAC improves the security of the system greatly, and helps protect against threats and malware.
It should NOT be disabled. If you disable UAC you are turning off a main security feature in windows and will be more prone to get malware on the PC

Some helpful links:

What is User Account Control?

User Account Control - UAC - Change Notification Settings
Make sure you read the links. There is important information there.
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A:Turn off user account control

Ok I am getting " Unable to display current owner "  so what now hum ?    ouchy
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Hello all....

I'm just wondering what all of you are running (if at all) your UAC at? Post and let us know.

I have mine set at "full"; slider all the way up. I've seen from experience over at x64 that it's a bad idea to operate with it disabled...
People that (supposedly...) know what they're doing getting infected!

Just curious.

See: User Account Control - UAC - Change Notification Settings

Later Ted

A:User Account Control Settings

For now, I have it set to this below while I'm still doing experiments and stuff.
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A:User Account Control Permission

Hi spookypeep,

Welcome to TSG.

You can try the following:

System Restore

Press and hold the Windows key + R on your keyboard.
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Follow the on-screen instructions to restore your computer to a date before the issue(s) started.
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A:Can't access User Control Account

Originally Posted by MrOctober

I am setup as a standard user. When I try to change anything I get the User Account Control message. It asks for an administrator password, but it is not allowing me to enter the password. I know the pass, but when I try to type it in, nothing happens.

log on as the administrator then.
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A:User Account Control Issues

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A:User Account Control - Annoying!

Navigate to this key:


In the right pane set EnableLUA to 0.

Solves all the UAC problems.
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A:User Account Control Problems

Try using msconfig to disable UAC:

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Type in msconfig (you should see the UAC pop up asking whether you wish to continue)
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A:User Account Control question

Hello Cheezit,

Currently UAC is applied to all programs. However, you can create a elevated shortcut for a single program to have it with UAC on without a UAC prompt as a workaround.

Hope this helps,
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A:Disabling User Account Control

Can you call your client?
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A:User Account Control Password

Hello Bandybear, and welcome to Vista Forums.

What is the issue you are having with your user profile?

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A:Malwarebytes Pro and User Account Control.

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A:user account control is turned off

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A:Bypassing User Account Control entirely

Using the msconfig / Tools method to Disable UAC apparently does not completely disable UAC. You need to change the registry to do this. See here: Disabling User Account Control in Windows 8

Also here: [Solved] Can't drag files from Explorer into 64-bit programs

Change the following registry key:


Key: EnableLUA

Value data: 0

Note: This prevents Metro/Modern apps from working.

Also here: Disable UAC Completely -

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A:User Account Control Mystery? Or Not?

Hi -

Actually, you are not the top admin in Vista. There is a hidden admin account that you can activate and logon to, but unlike XP, if the password to it is lost, forgotten, etc... you will most likely be looking at a Vista re-install.

Here are 2 MS KBs on Vista user accounts and the UAC - the 2nd describes how to enable hidden admin:

More comprehensive, from TechNet - Server 2008 UAC - basically the same as Vista, except if you have Home Basic or Home Premium, Group Policy can't be modified as is described in the article:

I do not recommend that you continuously run w/ hidden admin account. Certain things top admin can't do - among them include the installation of some Windows Updates.

Regards. . .


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A:User account control - restrictions

Hello John,

About the only thing I can think of is to setup an administrator account for the mother, and make the kids use a standard user account. In addition, enable the built-in Adminsitrator account and create a password for it so that it cannot be used without knowing the password.

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A:User Account Control Password

Sorry, but it's against the forum rules to assist you with circumventing passwords or other security measures. This topic is closed.
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A:User Account control settings

It sounds like you may have a corrupted User Profile. Try making a new User Account with administrative privileges. Log on using the new account and see if this resolves the issues.
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open a run window, ( hit the windows key and thr R key at the same time.) and type in  msconfig and hit enter. click on the startup tab, and lok for the application files there. If listed, uncheck it.
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I have a Dell XPS running windows vista ultimate. A few days ago i picked up a virus, I ran a bunch of anti-virus and anti-malware (malware bite, dr web, smithfraud etc) my machine seems ok but this user account thing is making me nervous. I currently do not have the machine connected to the internet. I need some help in fixing this please.
Tom R

A:user account control keeps turning off

Some viruses can be very difficult to analyze. A fairly common feature of sophisticated viral attack is that they play games with your security... Simple things that you can easily check and which are a good indication of infection are:-

Check and see if both the Firewall and the security centre are turned on. Do this in a sneaky way by going to "Control Panel" >> "Administrative Tools" >> Services and scrolling through the list. Both the Security Centre and your Firewall should be marked as automatic start. if they are stopped, start them, (while making them automatic,) and see what happens. Check and see if you can revert to a previous system restore point and create new system restore points. Both of these can be accessed through the Windows Help and Support Centre. (I am much more familiar with Xp than Vista, so you will need to use windows help and support for the exact details anyway.)

The important thing is that in order to evade security, malware has to attack these key systems. There are registry keys you can look at, but if the malware has any kind of sophistication it will create a virtual registry that appears to be clean. So without using specialized tools, us mere humans have to be sneaky and look for inconsistencies.

Your anti-viral scanner, (I use Avast,) should check the MBR, (a common hiding place for these viruses,) check the scan logs to see if the MBR was actually scanned?

If these checks come up positive, then you probably have viral problems, if they don't, you still might have viral problems but personally I would look for other solutions first, for example:- "am I remembering to click 'Apply' after changing the settings?"
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hi i have window 7 ultimate 32 bit edition and i was wondering if it is bad to turn off user account control the uac settings because every time i try to open a program it keeps telling me do you want to allow the following program to make changes to this computer? its really annoying and kinda make my programs slow when i want to open them if it is not bad to turn it off can some one please tell me how to turn it off thanks

A:is it bad to turn off user account control?

As long as you know which programs you are opening then it's perfectly safe to turn off UAC. The link below shows you how, it's very easy to just turn it off.

User Account Control - UAC - Change Notification Settings
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Basically, I have a family member who does things on the computer that they shouldn't be doing and never listen. Currently, there is only 1 account on the computer and it is the admin account.

What I am looking to do is, create a user account that is limited from absolutely everything pretty much, except browse the internet, use Skype, watch online streams, etc.

I want to set the account so that they cannot install absolutely anything on the computer. That's one of the biggest issues I have right now. I tell them not to download anything, install anything and what not, but they never listen. I want it so that even if they manage to download a file, they cannot install it.

I hope I've made my problem as clear as possible.

Needless to say, the OS is XP Pro SP3.

Please and Thank you!

A:User Account - Limited Control

Control Panel Icons: Windows XP User Accounts



I advise not to use fast user switching (or as less as possible). This option has a great advantage to quickly check your e-mail, print a file or whatever, while the other user is logged on. To disable this fast user switching: Control Panel, User accounts, Change the way users logging on or off, disable Use Fast User Switching. By disabling Use the Welcome screen, users must long on with both their username and password.
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This is an odd one... hoping you can help

I was not doing anything (was using my work PC, not this pc) and all of a sudden I get the UAC message to allow a program to make changes. The program name was "User Account Control Program", from Unknown publisher and then had a long Reg Key looking thing. I tried to get a screenshot but it didnt work.

Well I hit no.. But has anyone seen this? seems fishy to me


A:UAC - Program Name: User Account Control

It sounds like a prank. Did you run a scan with MBAM ?
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Is there any additional security protection to be gained by moving the UAC slider from the default setting to its highest setting on the administrator account (to notify when changing Windows settings?)

I use a standard user account for most of my work, so this setting will only take effect when the elevation prompt appears. I generally know when I am changing a Windows setting, don't need to be notified, but I'm wondering if this setting will block some actions by malware.


A:User Account Control setting

I suggest my approach. If you are confident, leave it on default
Then use a standard account, for everyday use. The virus etc, can only change what can be changed from a standard account, if caught early

Now we will have the opinions from all those that disagree.
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Is there something called 'Use User Account Control (UAC)' on Windows 8?

I am having a hell of a time installing Adobe Acrobat (it used to work perfectly fine until 3 days ago). Nothing works whatsoever. The only hope I have now is that I saw one tip describing how to change a seting on the 'Use User Account Control (UAC)' and Adobe should install after that.

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Why doesn't Adobe install like a normal program? I have no idea. On Windows 7 I never had problems like this. When I moved to Windows 8, I had nothing but problems. It's like I spend 10-15 hours per week fixing all kinds of things that shoudl work perfectly fine. On Windows 7, I spent 0 hours per week doing fixes.

A:Is there something called 'Use User Account Control (UAC)'

hello ryguy7277,

You can start your research here:

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

Good luck.
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Right honestly i like this thing, but when i start up my PC it always asks me for permission to run my motherboards update program, is there a way to make it remember my allow command or do i have to live with it.

A:User Account Control Question

I encountered that with Realtek audio drivers startups.
-Turn UAC off
-when your motherboard program comes up, tell it to run and uncheck always ask
-reboot again
-Turn UAC back on
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Hello all. I will try to make this short.

I can not open any file that requires admin approval first. This is the 2nd time this has happend (formated the first time and now it's back again after a few days).

When I try to open a file it says:

The specified procedure could not be found.

If I disable UAC, everything works fine. Sounds like a virus thats wants me to disable it so it can do more damage?

I have kaspersky and nothing suspesious is coming up... I don't know what else to do - PLEASE HELP!