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i HATE UAC in my vista. I have been working towards turning it off, and trouble shooting problems i've had with software once it is off. for some reason, if it is on company of heroes runs fine, but if it is off it doesn't open and I get a message saying that 3 files (2 text files and 1 .tmp.mdmp file) all starting with WER would describe the problem. I have tried reinstalling, running in an xp environment, everything. suggestions?
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Possibly administrator mode??
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UAC can actually be a system-saver. It is "quite" good at intercepting malicious .exe's
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Possibly administrator mode??
That, and did you try reinstalling after turning UAC off?
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I hate UAC, it bothers me about everything. If i have UAC off it automatically runs it as an administrator. It will run fine, it will run as an administrator fine, but if I turn UAC off it won't run. Any other suggestions? How would UAC being off effect an application launching any more than having it run as an administrator would? thanks!
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And I tried reinstalling with UAC off and had the same problem, uninstalled it again and now it's reinstalling...
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something that EVERYONE who owns vista should do is make themselves the admistrator. You can do it through security policies. If you dont know how the post back and ill tell you or you can PM me if you want a faster answer.
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post #8 of 9
ok how do you do it
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Originally Posted by CravinR1 View Post
ok how do you do it
this is from another forum and its great information and also gives the steps. If changing accounts bugs you, then there is another way of doing it, but i don't know if its seen as full administrator on the PC. This is what i use every time i install Vista.

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One of the new things which were introduced by Windows Vista is brand new user accounts management, which allows system administrators to create various user accounts with strictly limited permissions. This may be handy for someone in net cafe or parents who want to protect the computer from their children, but it may cause also a lot of troubles for more experienced people. The problem of UAC in Vista is that even if you set yourself as the administrator, you won't be able to do some simple tasks and you will be still swamped by a lot of useless dialogs and confirmation windows. I'm talking about prompts for folder/file permissions errors sometimes or you''ll need to right click and select "Run as Administrator" for most applications to work/install correctly. That's because Microsoft made the administrators accounts (in local administrators group) run as standard users, unless we give permissions for every and each administrative tasks, with a little difference when UAC is turned on/off.Here's the simple solution: Remember that cute Administrator account you see when you login to safe mode? That's the built-in administrator account that's installed by default, and disabled by default too, after a little digging-in I made this tutorial that'll let you enable and use this account in normal mode, and with a little other tweak, enjoying an XP-like administrator experience, while UAC is left ON (or off, it doesn't matter), but with no prompts or right clicks.


1- Click Start, and type "secpol.msc" in the search area and click Enter.
2- You may receive a prompt from UAC, approve/login and proceed.
3- In the left list, choose "Local Policies", then "Security Options"
4- Set Accounts: Administrator account statusto Enabled.
5- Set User Account Control: Admin Approval Mode for the Built-in Administrator account to Disabled.
6- Now log-off, and you will see a new account named Administrator, click on it to login.
this gets rid of more stresses then you can imagine, if i didn't read this i wouldn't be using vista.
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