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Author Topic: 30 | Windows 8 Tutorials - Change Registry for proper UAC rights  (Read 6939 times)
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« on: November 17, 2012, 02:40:03 pm »

In Windows 8 UAC (User Account Control) will not be disabled by dragging down the slider all the way as we are used to from Windows 7;
There's still a level under it now, but it can't be set (nor seen) by the user. Only the Administrator account (which isn't enabled by default hence you won't be able to use that account) can use that setting. But this is not the way to do it. Instead XXHighEnd applies a hack.

Watch out : After the hack has been applied (XXHighEnd automatically does this), we will not be able to run Metro applications. To do that, we must "hack back". This is what you see explained below.

Stuff like the below normally is accompanied by "make a backup of your Registry first !". So, that's out (but you really will be okay without it).

Keep notice please : What is explained below, is what XXHighEnd applies herself today (so you will be informed about what happened). At the end we'll apply the hack-back for when Metro Apps are needed.


Old hack text (which applied all manually)

  • Rightclick on the Metro Desktop and choose All Apps (in the bottom right corner). Find the "Run" app and click it.
    In there, type RegEdit and run that.

  • Go to :
    LocalMachine/software/Microsoft/Windows/CurrentVersion/Policies/System

  • Find the EnableLUA property within the above key. If all is right it now has a value of "1". Change that to "0";
    Rightclick on the property and choose Modiy. Enter 0 instead of the 1 (or whatever) in there.

  • Now you can run XXHighEnd as you were used to from Windows 7. Notice that this is NOT "Run ad Administrator". So, just normally (double)click it to start.

    Watch out : This assumes the content of "Windows Tutorials - Install .Net 3.5" to have been applied FIRST. If not, a Windows message will appear telling you to install "the feature". This can be done on-line, but it was not tested. See that Tutorial please.


Keep in mind : Once you are going into the UAC settings again and change something in there (that slider position - even when set back to the bottom position and in effect you changed nothing), the above hacked value will be back to 1 again and has to be re-hacked to 0 per the above description.

End old hack text



Hack-Back

Actually it has been explained already per the above "old" text;
What we need to do is go into User Accoutn Control, move the slider (which is at the bottom) up and down (or to wherever you want it), and reboot. Don't forget the reboot or otherwise nothing happened at this time.
So to be clear, when you want the lowest "User Account Control" setting and wish to run Metro Apps in the mean time, you will find the slider at the bottom position, and in this case (lowest control) you again want it in the lowest position. So, this needs the slider to be moved up and down to the bottom position (again). Then reboot.

Also when you edit before mentioned Registry entry from the 0 you will see - caused by XXHighEnd - to 1 (the lowest slider position), you will need a reboot to make it work.

In this stage you won't be able to run XXHighEnd, BUT, each time you attempt it will set the value back to 0 and forces a reboot (after your approval). Then you can't run Metro Apps, and ... etc.
« Last Edit: June 03, 2013, 01:36:57 pm by PeterSt » Logged

For the Stealth III LPS PC :
W10-14393.0 - July 17, 2021 (2.11)
XXHighEnd Mach III Stealth LPS PC -> Xeon Scalable 14/28 core with Hyperthreading On (set to 14/28 cores in BIOS and set to 10/20 cores via Boot Menu) @~660MHz, 48GB, Windows 10 Pro 64 bit build 14393.0 from RAM, music on LAN / Engine#4 Adaptive Mode / Q1/-/3/4/5 = 14/-/0/0/*1*/ Q1Factor = *4* / Dev.Buffer = 4096 / ClockRes = *10ms* / Memory = Straight Contiguous / Include Garbage Collect / SFS = *10.13*  (max 10.13) / not Invert / Phase Alignment Off / Playerprio = Low / ThreadPrio = Realtime / Scheme = Core 3-5 / Not Switch Processors during Playback = Off/ Playback Drive none (see OS from RAM) / UnAttended (Just Start) / Always Copy to XX Drive (see OS from RAM) / Stop Desktop, Remaining, WASAPI and W10 services / Use Remote Desktop / Keep LAN - Not Persist / WallPaper On / OSD Off (!) / Running Time Off / Minimize OS / XTweaks : Balanced Load = *62* / Nervous Rate = *1* / Cool when Idle = n.a / Provide Stable Power = 1 / Utilize Cores always = 1 / Time Performance Index = Optimal / Time Stability = Stable / Custom Filtering *Low* (16x) / Always Clear Proxy before Playback = On -> USB3 from MoBo -> Lush^3
A: W-Y-R-G, B: *W-G* USB 1m00 -> Phisolator 24/768 Phasure NOS1a/G3 75B (BNC Out) async USB DAC, Driver v1.0.4b (16ms) -> B'ASS Current Amplifier -> Blaxius*^2.5* A:B-G, B:B-G Interlink -> Orelo MKII Active Open Baffle Horn Speakers. ET^2 Ethernet from Mach III to Music Server PC (RDC Control).
Removed Switching Supplies from everywhere (also from the PC).

For a general PC :
W10-10586.0 - May 2016 (2.05+)
*XXHighEnd PC -> I7 3930k with Hyperthreading On (12 cores)* @~500MHz, 16GB, Windows 10 Pro 64 bit build 10586.0 from RAM, music on LAN / Engine#4 Adaptive Mode / Q1/-/3/4/5 = 14/-/1/1/1 / Q1Factor = 1 / Dev.Buffer = 4096 / ClockRes = 1ms / Memory = Straight Contiguous / Include Garbage Collect / SFS = 0.10  (max 60) / not Invert / Phase Alignment Off / Playerprio = Low / ThreadPrio = Realtime / Scheme = Core 3-5 / Not Switch Processors during Playback = Off/ Playback Drive none (see OS from RAM) / UnAttended (Just Start) / Always Copy to XX Drive (see OS from RAM) / All Services Off / Keep LAN - Not Persist / WallPaper On / OSD On / Running Time Off / Minimize OS / XTweaks : Balanced Load = *43* / Nervous Rate = 1 / Cool when Idle = 1 / Provide Stable Power = 1 / Utilize Cores always = 1 / Time Performance Index = *Optimal* / Time Stability = *Stable* / Custom Filter *Low* 705600 / -> USB3 *from MoBo* -> Clairixa USB 15cm -> Intona Isolator -> Clairixa USB 1m80 -> 24/768 Phasure NOS1a 75B (BNC Out) async USB DAC, Driver v1.0.4b (4ms) -> Blaxius BNC interlink *-> B'ASS Current Amplifier /w Level4 -> Blaxius Interlink* -> Orelo MKII Active Open Baffle Horn Speakers.
Removed Switching Supplies from everywhere.

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« Reply #1 on: November 21, 2012, 05:01:37 am »

Peter,

If you can apply the hack every time xxhighend is launched that is an excellent idea.  I believe UAC changes require reboot, however. :-( 

What is even better, if possible, is the option to restore UAC when xxhighend closes, so that "metro" apps can be utilized upon reboot.  These apps will become very important to desktop use, and I'm already wanting to play with them but want to play with my xxhighend too.  :-/ 

If you can hack off/hack on UAC you've got a buyer in me.  Even with the great sound Win 8 gives my ASIO driver on WMP, xxhighend does even better, and under Win 8 is the most natural, black background I've heard to date.  I highly recommend everyone jump on board as soon as possible to try it for yourself .
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