Windows 10: Windows 10 UAC problems Solved

  1.    06 Aug 2015 #1

    Windows 10 UAC problems

    In order to disable Windows 10 UAC I had to make a manual registry adjustment.....simply moving the UAC slider to the bottom still left controls in place even after several re-boots.

    However, I now find that if I wish to use Microsoft Edge, Mail, Solitaire Collection etc I get a message stating that the application "can't open whilst UAC is turned off." So basically I have to turn the controls back on to access them.

    Is this intended and is there a way to stop this and use the programs? If this is intended then it makes the upgrade to W10 pretty pointless!
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 18252
       06 Aug 2015 #2

    Hello uncleadolph, and welcome to Ten Forums.

    Windows apps from the Store (aka: modern apps) cannot run in an elevated account or elevated explorer process. When you disable UAC, that elevates the account. It was the same in Windows 8/8.1 as well.
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  3.    06 Aug 2015 #3

    Many thanks. As you will have gathered I didn't have Windows 8, the upgrade was from Windows 7 so I wasn't aware of this.

    The answer is obviously disappointing but not much anyone can do about it.
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