Windows 10: Elevate Windows 10 Pro Admin User Solved

  1.    12 Apr 2016 #1

    Elevate Windows 10 Pro Admin User


    Does anyone know how to stop the attached alerts? I got this one, just for renaming the C drive label, if I click Continue it works fine, but if I am logged in as an Admin user, that should be enough for me, so can we get rid of this alert?

    I don't want to use the built in Administrator user, so I think I need to "elevate" my admin user account, but can't see how to do this for Windows 10 Pro.

    Any help would be much appreciated.


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    Windows 10 Pro x64 1803 - 17134.5 XP/Vista/Win7/Win8.1 in VM for testing
       12 Apr 2016 #2

    Go to Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\Security and Maintenance and set the UAC, (user Account Control), to the second from the top, which will slightly reduce your security settings but will remove the most annoying of the prompts.

    You can of course set this to any of the available settings but anything lower than the second highest will reduce the in-built security to a level that can cause issues
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  3.    12 Apr 2016 #3

    Hi Barman,

    I always set this to the lowest setting: Never notify. But I have found the solution I needed!

    For anyone else:

    1. Start...Run...secpol.msc

    2. Local Policies...Security Options...

    3. "User Account Control: Run all administrators in Admin Approval Mode" - set this to "Disabled"

    4. Restart

    I no longer get those alerts :)


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  4.    12 Apr 2016 #4

    Or not!

    That then gives you the attached error when running Windows Apps like Photos or Edge.

    Any one know a way around this?

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       12 Apr 2016 #5

    It's a known side effect of switching off the security that "modern Apps" rely on. As I do not actually use any modern apps and I set the level as stated I am not aware of any workaround. This does not mean that there is not one, just that I am unaware of it if it does exist
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