1.    14 Nov 2015 #1
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    UAC for everything unless logged into as admin?


    I'm new to windows 10, but am I missing something? I installed windows 10, did all my updates, then created a user account for me. My understanding is that it is better to run as a user than to always be logged in as admin day-to-day. But this is frustrating as programs aren't working and I find out that its because they needs admin rights. This morning I logged into my user account and tried to open Quicken for the first time. I get the error message and it appears the program isn't working. I logged in as admin and it works fine. This seems overboard to me. That I cant run quicken unless I'm the admin. There should be a set of trusted programs. Any suggestions? Other than running as admin all the time.

    Thanks.
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  2.    14 Nov 2015 #2
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    UAC will only prompt if the program requires elevated rights. It is up to the program, really. Are you using an older version of quicken? You say UAC for everything, but are you being literal or dramatic?

    If it is UAC for everything, there is a problem we should work to fix. If it is just a single program, than it is that program's fault. UAC is to protect. Standard accounts are also there for security. If you want simplicity but less security, switch to the Admin account (NOT the normally disabled built-in Administrator account).

    Another option would be to right-click the program, and select troubleshoot compatibility or run as administrator.
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  3.    14 Nov 2015 #3
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    to some degree...


    I guess I'm being somewhat dramatic. I believe what the programs are asking for is admin rights. At least the password to my admin account, the one created by windows upon install. But this is for a lot of programs, not just one. I'm using an Asus Maximus VIII motherboard. All the Asus utilities i want to run as my user ask for my admin password when i start them. Why would quicken need admin rights? Maybe i need to change some setting. Or should i log into windows as admin and set these programs to run at startup? Will that solve that issue?
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  4.    14 Nov 2015 #4
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    Nashville, TN
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    Quote Originally Posted by JayNW View Post
    I'm new to windows 10, but am I missing something? I installed windows 10, did all my updates, then created a user account for me. My understanding is that it is better to run as a user than to always be logged in as admin day-to-day. But this is frustrating as programs aren't working and I find out that its because they needs admin rights. This morning I logged into my user account and tried to open Quicken for the first time. I get the error message and it appears the program isn't working. I logged in as admin and it works fine. This seems overboard to me. That I cant run quicken unless I'm the admin. There should be a set of trusted programs. Any suggestions? Other than running as admin all the time.

    Thanks.
    Actually, no. Your understanding is incorrect.

    You are just fine running as an administrator (note: not THE administrator, as in the administrator account), with UAC enabled.

    The only people that should be running as a normal user are those you do not trust to perform administrative tasks (like children, or others who aren't technical).
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  5.    14 Nov 2015 #5
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    So there is a difference in The Administrator account and adding a user with admin privileges? Security wise I don't know the difference. So I could go into user accounts and change my local user to admin? Is that a sound decision?
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  6.    14 Nov 2015 #6
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    Quote Originally Posted by JayNW View Post
    So there is a difference in The Administrator account and adding a user with admin privileges? Security wise I don't know the difference. So I could go into user accounts and change my local user to admin? Is that a sound decision?
    Yes.
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