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Win 10 UAC

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#1 fitzy04


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Posted 09 March 2016 - 12:02 PM

Hello everyone,

So I've upgraded my computer to Windows 10 (from Windows 7; not a clean install). Ever since the upgrade, UAC notification in the system tray will randomly appear and says that I have have to reboot for the changes to take effect. I go into Control Panel - User Accounts - Change UAC settings, and see that the settings have actually changed somehow. I have it set on the default setting (the slider notch 2nd from the top) and it continuously changes to the lowest setting. Typically, I'll just go in and change it back to the default setting and work for a few hours until it appears again and just keep repeating this process. It's not a huge deal since it's not affecting anything but it's just becoming increasingly annoying.


Does anyone know how to stop this??


Windows 10 Pro

Upgraded from Win 7 Pro

on a domain (but coworker on Win 10 says his isn't doing that)

Edited by hamluis, 09 March 2016 - 02:55 PM.
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#2 usasma


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Posted 10 March 2016 - 06:13 AM

It depends on the policies that the network administrator has set in place.  Group policy can change those settings.

I'd suggest checking the Event Viewer logs to see what events happened around the time that the UAC switches back.

Another option is to disconnect from the domain and see if the problem recurs.


If you'd like us to check the logs for you, please wait until the next time that it happens and generate these reports:


1)  Please run this report collecting tool (even though you may not be reporting BSOD's) so we can provide a complete analysis:  http://omgdebugging.com/bsod-inspector/
When done a Notepad document will open with the name of the file and it's location.
By default it'll be a .zip file located on your Desktop
Simply upload the .zip file with your next post and we'll move on from there.
If it doesn't work for you, then please try this:  http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/576314/blue-screen-of-death-bsod-posting-instructions-windows-10-81-8-7-vista/

2)  Please do the following:
- open Event Viewer (run eventvwr.msc from the "Run" dialog)
- expand the Custom Views category (left click on the > next to the words "Custom Views")
- right click on the "Administrative Events" heading
- select "Save all Events in Custom View as..."
- save the file as Admin.evtx
- zip up the file (right click on it, select "Send to", select "Compressed (zipped) folder")
- upload it with your next post (if it's too big, then upload it to a free file-hosting service and post a link here).

The first one contains detailed Application and System log files.

The second one contains a type of "summary" log file

You also may want to view the Security log around the same time (or you can save it as an .evtx file, zip it up, and upload it with the others).

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