Question about disabling UAC

Discussion in 'Windows 8' started by Phoenix, Mar 29, 2016.

  1. Phoenix

    Phoenix MDL Expert

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    So as I know, if I want to run an installer or program with full admin rights, I have to right click and choose RUN AS ADMIN

    But let's say I disabled UAC. If I simply double clock on an installer/program will it run with full rights or do I still need to right click and choose RUN AS ADMIN but I simply won't get the UAC prompt?
     
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  2. dhjohns

    dhjohns MDL Guru

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    Best be is to just put the UAC slider at the bottom. In any case you still must right click and choose run as admin. If you totally disable UAC from the registry you will not be able to run any of the Windows Modern apps.
     
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  3. SpeedDream

    SpeedDream MDL Addicted

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    unlike 7 here it's not disabled completely, to do that you'd have to use the administrator account or I think there's a registry thing, 7 disabled it completely then with 8 onwards it changed
     
  4. Phoenix

    Phoenix MDL Expert

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    The first thing I do when I install Windows is to uninstall all Metro Apps using CCleaner ;)
     
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  5. Phoenix

    Phoenix MDL Expert

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    So this means, I still need to right click and Run As Admin if I want to give an app full permissions heh? the only benefit here is that I don't see the prompt right?
     
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  6. 100

    100 MDL Expert

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    When you completely disable UAC (EnableLUA == 0) everything will run with a non-filtered user token (i.e. everything will automatically "run as admin").

    Which of course would be a stupid thing to do.
     
  7. Phoenix

    Phoenix MDL Expert

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    right, so the best way is to disable UAC normally through Control Panel not through the registry tweak, then go to compatibility settings of the programs I want to run as admin and set them to always run in admin mode. That way, only certain programs run as admin mode without giving me the annoying prompt.
     
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  8. lievre

    lievre MDL Senior Member

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    Even if you disable the UAC you still have to right click and "run as admin" anyway. Because UAC have nothing to do with the admin right.

    Lievre
     
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  9. ctx3

    ctx3 MDL Novice

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    not true. when disabling uac, the program executed automatically runs with admin privileges. 99.9% sure of this one.
     
  10. 100

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    No, because that would allow any running program to set the "always run as admin" flag in the registry for itself (or anything else, really) and subsequently have it executed with admin rights without prompting.
     
  11. dhjohns

    dhjohns MDL Guru

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    I put the slider down to Never Notify, and disable the reminders that I have it set that way. I don't worry. I am happy.
     
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