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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.

4 thoughts on “Bypass Administrator UAC Warning Windows 7

  1. This almost disables UAC and the benefits its brings: you have to confirm a system-wide configuration changes. When this option is enabled, applications get unrestricted access as easily as if no UAC were present at all.

    1. I’m aware about it almost disabling UAC, but here’s my thinking on it.
      I consider myself an “advanced user”, so I use it on my own machine, both at work and at home. I really don’t need Windows to be nagging me every time I need to do something that requires Administrator rights. This is especially true since I don’t use my PC like most people do – I’m always tinkering with software, settings, trying out new things, and I like to re-install Windows every 2-3 months.
      I use virtual machines to install and test new software from the Internet and before implementing settings that could cripple my real machine if something went wrong.
      My advise to most users is to leave UAC settings alone; do not disable it. It works great and helps keep the computer safer, but for some of us, it’s simply not necessary.

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