Administrator Password Required for non-Admin application

  1.    05 Sep 2016 #1

    Administrator Password Required for non-Admin application

    Somehow, an ordinary, everyday application I use on my computer has gotten it into its head that I need to enter my Administrator password every time I call it up. So the prompt to enter my Admin password pops up and I have to enter it. It only takes a second to enter it, but it's just a nuisance, and the application in question shouldn't be password protected. Is there a way to remove the Admin protection? If so, how? Thank you.
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  2. Brink's Avatar
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 18317
       05 Sep 2016 #2

    Hello Jerry, and welcome to Ten Forums. :)

    What app is this happening with?

    If it never used to give you a UAC prompt to run as administrator, then check to see if you may have used option 8, 9, or 10 in the tutorial below to set it to do so.

    Run as Administrator in Windows 10
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  3.    06 Sep 2016 #3

    Thank you for your reply to my post. Unfortunately, it doesn't answer my question. The application is an ordinary third-part desktop app that ran without this issue under Windows 7. I'm not aware of having done anything to cause this. It just started when I upgraded to Windows 10. I read the link you sent me, which, if I understand it, explains how to set an application so that it asks for/requires an Administrator password to run it. I need to know how to undo that, so that it doesn't ask for an Administrator password every time I try to run it. Like I said, it never did that under Windows 7. There must me a way to remove the password requirement. Thank you.
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  4. Brink's Avatar
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 18317
       06 Sep 2016 #4

    The tutorial will show you how to undo it, but you would basically just need to uncheck the box in the options if checked to do so. :)
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