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Bypass Administrator UAC Warning Windows 7

There is a way to bypass the UAC warning when running programs as administrator. Please note that this works only in the Pro, Enterprise, and Ultimate versions of Windows 7. Windows 7 Home versions do not have this feature.

As it is, every time the “Run-As Administrator” option is selected in Windows 7, you are prompted to click Yes or No.

To completely bypass this warning and still run programs as an administrator, do the following:

  • Start, Run, secpol.msc
  • Click on Local Policies, Security Options
  • Scroll down to this setting: “User Account Control: Behavior of the elevation prompt for administrators in Admin Approval Mode.”
  • Change the setting to “Elevate Without Prompting”
Note that this works only if you’re a local machine administrator AND running a Windows 7 version which has security policy settings (secpol.msc)
You will still need to “Run-As-Administrator” on your programs and settings, or you can change the setting in the program properties to always run as administrator. Use with care, as this may cause inexperienced users to mess things up if not careful.