I've continued to use the Windows Vista Calendar as my Local task/appointment reminder program since it came out with Vista. I was able to set it up and have it work perfectly in Win7 (Less the Search capability) for years now. When I opted in to Win10 upgrade, the reminders stopped working. Though under Win7, the WinCal.exe created tasks (i.e. Snooze for 5 mins) which ran in the Task Scheduler (ran at the lowest privileges level not Run as Admin or elevated rights). After the Win10 upgrade, if I disable UAC, the task and reminders run fine, however, I lose use of all Metro Apps (Including many of the settings and personalize option). Says Built-In Admin cannot run these apps. I can get the Metro Apps back with the “User Access Control: Admin Approval Mode For built in…..” setting but again, it kills the reminder task. Task fails with "requires elevation" error.
Can run WinCal and reminders from the shortcut and, it runs at System Startup with reminders but not under Scheduled Task. Have tried "run As Admin" settings, creating .bat scripts and setting the Run at Highest setting in Task Scheduler. When the app creates a new task, that selection is not brought forward to the new task.
Just seems to me that something in the UAC settings should fix this so I can keep teh WinCal and have full use of Win10 features. After all, this is a single user system and I am the administrator. This may have been broken in Win8/8.1 but, since I never run it, I'm not sure.
I know there are probably a lot of 3rd party calendar/reminder options and there's always the Login to E-mail/Live M$ calendars but, I just want to run this local, un-shared with the world. I have over 5 years worth of history in this calendar that I hate to lose.
Please, do not suggest other programs/apps that I can use...