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Disable UAC Notification for Old Software ONLY


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#1 Booh-kitty

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Posted 01 December 2014 - 05:52 PM

I have old software running on my PC. I have run the Program Compatibility Trouble Shooter and they work fine. Every time I open one of these programs, I get the annoying  UAC  notification, "Do You Want to Allow the Following Program to Make Changes to this Computer".

 

I want to keep this notification, but not for the software I already know is installed. Is it possible to disable this notification ONLY for the older software I have installed on my PC? 

 

I have not been able to find out how or if this can be done with out disabling the notification completely in the UAC settings. 

 

Thank you!

 

 


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Posted 01 December 2014 - 06:32 PM

UAC is not discriminating - it's a binary function (on or off). There are different levels of on, but you cannot select programs to eliminate from UAC notifications.



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Posted 01 December 2014 - 07:34 PM

Dang! I was afraid of that!

 

Wondering if there is some other program I can install in place of UAC notifications that can do what I want?


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Posted 01 December 2014 - 07:59 PM

You can do it through Task Scheduler but it may not work on Windows 8. You will need to launch the software from a shortcut.



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Posted 02 December 2014 - 07:43 AM

Well, assuming the above method does indeed work I sincerely apologize. I typically disable UAC on my systems and this is the first time I've run across this particular procedure.



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Posted 02 December 2014 - 02:31 PM

Yes.  This method is also covered in this article.  Also, while you may be an experienced enough user to turn off UAC, I would not recommend this to less experienced users as it would be defeating one of the built-in protections of the operating system.



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Posted 02 December 2014 - 02:37 PM

Why, may i ask, do you wish to turn it off? Surely all it means is you must make 1 extra click when you want to open a program, this little bit more bother is worth the security advantages that UAC gives. I assume the old software is able to open but you simply have to click through the consent prompt first.
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Posted 22 January 2015 - 09:50 PM

I've been out of pocket for a while and haven't been in the internet much to check this thread. 

 

Agouti, thanks for the link. That looks like the thing I'm looking for! 

 

rp88.......I don't want to turn off the UAC notifications completely. I just don't want to see this annoying message every single time I open a file that uses some of my older software. I suppose I could just buy newer software, but what I have works just fine. I'm not about to spend several thousand to upgrade my software because Microsoft couldn't be bothered to design a program that will remember my choices. 

 

Yes, it literally would be several thousand to upgrade the software I use in my business. 


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