3 Tricks about “Run As Administrator” in Windows 7 and Vista
Getting trouble with “run as administrator”? Does it ever annoy you? Wanna know how to get rid of it or stick with it with the most simple way? In today’s tip, we’ll show you 3 tricks on how to play around with it.
What is “Run As Administrator” in Windows Vista and 7?
Run as administrator is an action by default being forced to show up to the users whenever they run an application or a program. It is controlled by a feature called User Account Control. User Account Control (UAC) is a technology and security infrastructure introduced with Microsoft’s Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008 and Windows 7 operating system. It aims to improve the security of Microsoft Windows by limiting application software to standard user privileges until an administrator authorizes an increase or elevation. In this way, only applications trusted by the user may receive administrative privileges, and malware should be kept from compromising the operating system. In other words, a user account may have administrator privileges assigned to it, but applications that the user runs do not inherit those privileges unless they are approved beforehand or the user explicitly authorizes it.
¹ - How to run any taskbar-docked application as administrator with the geeky smart way?
Note: This trick is only applicable for applications on the Taskbar Dock. Instead of right clicking your app and select “run as administrator”, we can run it by just holding CTRL + SHIFT and click on your desired application. It will then run in administrator mode.
² - How to always run something as administrator?
Right click the application you want it to be always run as adminstrator, click Properties. Click on Compatibility tab, under Privilege Level, check the checkbox for Run this program as an administrator. Click Ok and that’s it. Next time you open the program, it will run in adminstrator mode.
³ - How to turn off or disable “run as administrator” / User Account Control
If you think that your computer is somehow invulnerable to any worm or hacker, you can choose to disable your user account control. Click Start, type User Accounts in the search box, then click on User Accounts. From there, click on Change the User Account Control setting. Drag the little bar to the lowest level – Never notify, then click Ok and restart your computer.