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It seems like more often than not, I need to "Run As Administrator" in Windows 7. Is there a way to force every program run as an administrator, without having to right click everything?

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closed as off topic by Shane Madden, Wesley, Jason Berg, jscott, Chris S Aug 9 '11 at 17:34

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@Shane Madden -- not sure this is the same, disable User Authentication just means that the user will not be prompted for password, however programs should still run as a normal user, not Administrator –  Soren Aug 9 '11 at 17:18
    
The correct question should be "How do I contact developers that can't write business applications that need local administrator privileges?" –  Hubert Kario Aug 9 '11 at 17:21
    
MacGyver -- maybe you could also list which programs that requires you to "Run as Administrator" -- that should never be the case and probably something else is wrong. –  Soren Aug 9 '11 at 17:25
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@Soren Disabling UAC means that all processes running as a user in the Administrators group have a fully escalated state by default. The right-click option stays in the context menu, but doesn't actually do anything. You can confirm by disabling UAC then trying to launch a command prompt both ways - the non-"escalated" one has the tell-tale Administrator: Command Prompt in the title bar and the context of the "escalated" one stays in \users instead of moving to \windows\system32 like a normal escalation would. –  Shane Madden Aug 9 '11 at 17:30

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If the user in an administrator, disable User Account Control.
Else, switch to a user that is an administrator and disable User Account Control.

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