Windows 10: User Account Control will not change in non-admin accounts Solved

  1.    29 Jul 2016 #1

    User Account Control will not change in non-admin accounts


    I have changed the UAC in my (Admin) account to turn it off. I have accounts for 3 other people, regular user accounts.
    On those regular accounts, if you try to start several of the games I have installed (LOTRO, Neverwinter, etc.) UAC stops the game from loading, asks if you will allow, then rejects it as you need to be logged in as ADMIN to give permission.

    I checked UAC while logged into a regular account, and it is turned on (After I turned it off in ADMIN account). It will not let me change the setting, saying I need to be logged in as ADMIN.

    Now, I am NOT going to give my 8 year old granddaughter ADMIN rights, so how do I turn off UAC in that account?
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  2. Posts : 20,855
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 16199
       29 Jul 2016 #2

    Hello mac,

    UAC settings can only be changed by an administrator. In addition, UAC settings are applied globally to all users on the PC.

    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/3...dows-10-a.html

    As a workaround, you could see if using the tutorial below to create an elevated shortcut that a standard user can use without getting a UAC prompt may help. However, this method does not always work for games.

    Elevated Program Shortcut - Create for Standard User - Windows 7 Help Forums
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  3.    29 Jul 2016 #3

    Brink said: View Post
    Hello mac,
    .......In addition, UAC settings are applied globally to all users on the PC......
    Therein lies the problem. I turned off UAC in the Administrators login, but it is still on for regular users. It is NOT universal.

    I will try the workaround and get back to you. Thanks.
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  4. Posts : 20,855
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 16199
       30 Jul 2016 #4

    If you mean you set UAC settings to "Never notify", then:

    • You won't be notified before any changes are made to your PC.
    • If you're signed in as an administrator, apps can make changes to your PC without your knowledge.
    • If you're signed in as a standard user, any changes that require administrator permissions will automatically be denied.
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  5. Posts : 38
    W7 Dual Boot/Windows 10 Pro
       30 Jul 2016 #5

    You can disable UAC completely using a registry key, thus never having this issue and not having to make silly shortcuts.

    Teach your granddaughter to not click on unfamiliar links, ads, etc. Use anti virus software as well.

    The only trade off is that the watered down desktop programs known as "Metro apps" will not work, which is not a big sacrifice imo as most of them are

    A: Useless (Twitter, Facebook, etc - Set a favorite in your browser)
    B. Shovelware (Get Office, Get Skype, etc)
    C. Security Hazards (OneDrive)

    Scroll past the first chapter. It says it applies to Windows 7 but it also applies to Vista, 8, and 8.1, and 10.

    How To (Really) Completely Disable UAC on Windows 7
    Last edited by Culbrelai; 30 Jul 2016 at 03:18.
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  6.    30 Jul 2016 #6

    Brink said: View Post
    If you mean you set UAC settings to "Never notify", then:

    • You won't be notified before any changes are made to your PC.
    • If you're signed in as an administrator, apps can make changes to your PC without your knowledge.
    • If you're signed in as a standard user, any changes that require administrator permissions will automatically be denied.
    I understand you telling me these things, but:
    1) Changes are made to your PC constantly. If you were notified every time a change was made, you would spend 10 hours a day approving them. This system (UAC) was window dressing to appease people rightly concerned with security, but really only annoys you asking to approve changes to programs you have approved many times before. If it would save the setting, or allow you to save the setting, I might use it, but asking me to approve Neverwinter every time I log in is just stupid and annoying.

    2) I am on a PC, I don't use apps, I run programs. If I would not approve a program making changes, then why did I install it in the first place? This is the logical flaw in the whole UAC system. If you don't trust the app or program to make changes, then delete the app or program.

    3) I never sign in as a standard user. Way too many restrictions and I use too many admin functions to sign in without admin rights.

    Culbrelai said: View Post
    You can disable UAC completely using a registry key, thus never having this issue and not having to make silly shortcuts.

    Teach your granddaughter to not click on unfamiliar links, ads, etc. Use anti virus software as well.

    The only trade off is that the watered down desktop programs known as "Metro apps" will not work, which is not a big sacrifice imo as most of them are

    A: Useless (Twitter, Facebook, etc - Set a favorite in your browser)
    B. Shovelware (Get Office, Get Skype, etc)
    C. Security Hazards (OneDrive)

    Scroll past the first chapter. It says it applies to Windows 7 but it also applies to Vista, 8, and 8.1, and 10.

    How To (Really) Completely Disable UAC on Windows 7
    I tend to avoid making registry changes, but this is the method I will use. Losing access to Metro apps is no loss, I am still trying to delete access to the Windows Store to prevent any of the other users from installing any of the crappy "apps" from there.

    If you have not guessed, I hate Win10. HATE it. I use Android for mobile computing, Win10 is a poor replacement for mobile, and a cobbled together mess for a PC. Why was my interface flattened out? To save resources? I have powerful video card and an 850 watt power supply, what resources do I need to conserve? All that crap is designed for mobile devices, but I get them by default and with no option to use PC specific options.

    <rant off>

    That said, thank you both for your responses.
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