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Sep112018

How to skip UAC Prompts for Apps on Windows 10

If you aren’t using a Windows 10 machine with the administrator account you will see the UAC prompt quite a bit. With some apps, like the registry editor, you will always get the UAC prompt when you run it. The same holds true for other apps as well, depending on what they do. If it bothers you, you can skip the UAC prompt for apps on Windows 10 with a scheduled task.

Caution

The UAC prompt might be annoying but it’s there for your own safety. It alerts you when you’re about to alter you system in a way that may impact its stability. This goes for everything from installing an app to running the registry. Disabling it if you don’t know what you’re doing, is a bad idea.

Skip UAC Prompt

We’re going to show you how you can run the registry editor without running into the UAC prompt but you can use it for other apps as well. Open the Task Scheduler and create a new task. Give it a name that tells you what the task is for.

On the General tab, select the ‘Run with highest privileges’ box.

Now, go to the Action tab and click the New button. In the New Action window, enter the path to the EXE of app that you want to run without encountering the UAC. Since we’re going for the registry editor, we’re going to use the following. You need to replace it with the path to the EXE of the app you want to run.

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