User Account Control Window Hidden.......


  1. Posts : 52
    Windows 10 Pro Version 20H2 (OS Build 19042.572)
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    User Account Control Window Hidden.......


    Been meaning to post this for a while, just now got to it......UAC Window on the last few builds has been popping up behind other windows and can't be seen during installation of programs. Only way to get it to come forward is to either do CTL+ALT+DEL and open Task Manager or right click the taskbar and open Task Manager. Once you do that it comes forward and can be seen. Without opening Task Manager I just have an indefinite hourglass and cannot click on anything to close the front window. Just opening TM brings it forward........anyone found a solution for this? My UAC settings are at Default level. My research of this shows issue on Windows 7 as well. Any info would be greatly appreciated.
    Version 1607 (OS Build 14393.693)
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  2. Posts : 1,621
    Windows 10 Home
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    Although not a good idea according to many, however I finally ended that problem by setting my UAC to the lowest possible setting.
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  3. Posts : 63,909
    64-bit Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
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    Hello Dale, :)

    If you see the UAC icon flashing on the taskbar, you should be able to click on the icon to make the UAC prompt the active window to bring it forward.
    Last edited by Brink; 31 Jan 2017 at 15:15. Reason: correction
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  4. Posts : 52
    Windows 10 Pro Version 20H2 (OS Build 19042.572)
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    Brink said:
    Hello Dale, :)

    If you see the UAC icon flashing on the icon, you should be able to click on the icon to make the UAC prompt the active window to bring it forward.
    I think you may mean flashing on the Taskbar.......does not happen. No indication that the UAC has popped up at all.
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  5. Posts : 63,909
    64-bit Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
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    Sorry. Yep, I meant on the taskbar. I'm not sure what else to suggest either other than what's already being used as a workaround.
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  6. Posts : 52
    Windows 10 Pro Version 20H2 (OS Build 19042.572)
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    Brink said:
    Sorry. Yep, I meant on the taskbar. I'm not sure what else to suggest either other than what's already being used as a workaround.
    Just going to disable UAC for now.....thanks for the info.
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    Windows 10 Home
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    rdburke said:
    I think you may mean flashing on the Taskbar.......does not happen. No indication that the UAC has popped up at all.
    Same thing often happened to me, and sometimes, flashing or not flashing on the taskbar, I was barred by operations from getting to the popup BEHIND the program it's protecting - a Catch 22; so I finally disabled UAC.
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