Ton van Vliet
Although I cannot explain how you got into the situation you are,There is one program I have used regularly on Windows 7, but suggenly it has
taken to interrupting it by asking if I want to allow it to make changes to my
system, and it does this several times a day -- every time I use this program,
Is there any way I can get Windows 7 to "remember" that I am willing to allow
THIS program to make changes to my system, without turning that off for all
being that you cannot launch your program without getting the UAC
prompt, where 'it used to work before', there is a way (that worked
for me at least) to accomplish this, by creating a special task that
starts your program using the Task Scheduler.
The following steps may not be 'fool-proof' but should get you going:
launch the Task Scheduler (eg by pressing the Start button, typing
'Task Scheduler' in the search box and clicking the 'Task Scheduler'
program in de list)
select the 'Task Scheduler Library', to show the defined user tasks
click on 'Create Task'
-- on the General tab
give the task a name, eg. "AsksamSkipUAC"
select Configure for "Windows 7 & Co"
enable the 'Run with highest priviliges' option (if you forget this,
you will still be prompted!)
-- on the Triggers tab
Here you can add one or more events that would trigger the task. There
are several possibilities here (eg. when you "Log On") but in your
case it is slightly more complicated because you want to run the
program 'On demand', therefore you do not create a new 'Trigger' here
-- on the Actions tab
create a new action to 'Start a program'
select the program you want to run by browsing to it
fill in evt arguments and startup location
-- on the Conditions tab
adapt to your needs
-- on the Settings tab
adapt to your needs but make sure the 'Allow task to be run on demand'
option is enabled
In principle you are done now and should be able to launch your
program by selecting it in the task list and select 'Run' (note: you
should try this now, to make sure the 'task' on itself works
However, to make your program 'Run on Demand' by clicking on an Icon
on your desktop, we need another way to 'Run' the task
I assume there are other/better ways to launch a task (someone please
enlighten me), but the way that I have been able to accomplish this is
by creating a small batch file containing the commands to run the
create a new text file on your desktop
rename it to AskSam.bat
edit it to contain the following command:
schtasks /run /tn "AskSamSkipUAC"
save it on your desktop
Now (hopefully) double clicking on the newly created item launches
your program without UAC prompt.