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Author Topic: mrp40 getting Windows UAC nag at startup  (Read 2238 times)
N8FYL
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« on: May 14, 2016, 09:16:59 AM »

I have the MRP40 http://www.polar-electric.com/Morse/MRP40-EN/index.htm cw decoder installed on Windows 10 Pro.  Every time I start it, I get a UAC (User Account Control) alert and have to click on the "Yes" to run the program.
I have tried:
  •     run via  right-click "Run as Administrator"
  •     setting the properties to "Run as Administrator"
  •     with the program installed in the default "C:\Program Files\..." location
  •     with the program installed in a "C:\Apps\..." location
and the behavior remains the same.

After not finding any resolution via Google & Bing searches, I queried the author via email and he did not have a solution.
 
Is my situation unique or have others encountered this issue?  If you solved it, please share the solution. 

Thanks for reading & 73,    John / N8FYL
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N8GD
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« Reply #1 on: May 16, 2016, 06:26:59 PM »

To bypas the UAC prompt requires you to either turn off that feature in Windows (not recommended due to security issues) or utilize a trick that utilizes the Windows Task Scheduler to start a program with highest privileges, essentially eliminating the UAC prompt.  This can be done manually if you know how to start a program with a shortcut that runs a scheduled task.  An easier way is to let a program do all the work to create the scheduled task and create a shortcut to start it, all to bypass the UAC prompt.  See the following web link to read about this, and at the end of the discussion, download the program in .zip file format to allow all of this to be done:

https://www.toms-world.org/blog/start-program-at-startup-without-uac-prompt

Greg - N8GD
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N8FYL
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« Reply #2 on: May 21, 2016, 12:48:18 PM »

I investigated the solution suggested by N8GD.  That link is for a task started at login and didn't fit my needs.  Sad  BUT, it did lead me to this page: http://lifehacker.com/how-to-eliminate-uac-prompts-for-specific-applications-493128966.  I did successfully create a task definition using the information on that page and it resolved my issue.  Smiley Although the steps listed are NOT accurate for Windows 10, they were close enough to guide me to accomplish the task.

I am now running the MRP40 from a "C:\Apps\MRP40 Morse Decoder V66" directory using the shortcut created as part of the http://lifehacker.com/how-to-eliminate-uac-prompts-for-specific-applications-493128966.  The unknown is what impact any of the other things I changed that didn't work may have had on the outcome.
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N8GD
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« Reply #3 on: May 22, 2016, 04:11:46 AM »

My apologies.  The link and program I listed previously WAS for bypassing the UAC prompt of a prgram at startup.  I had assumed that it automated the process I am listing below to bypass the UAC prompt.

Basically you can create a Scheduled Task that runs with highest privileges but has no scheduled run day or time, then create a (desktop or other) shortcut to run that task from the Task Scheduler and the UAC prompt is bypassed.  The UAC Whitelist method will work, but as you stated, how does it impact other programs?  Using the Task Scheduler method is specific to only the program you want to run and impacts nothing else.

Here is the link on how to use the Task Scheduler to bypass the UAC prompt for any program, and is works well for Windows 10.  I use it daily for many of my programs:

http://www.digitalcitizen.life/use-task-scheduler-launch-programs-without-uac-prompts

Check it out and see how it works.  Sorry for the confusion and incorrect info on my previous post.

Greg - N8GD
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