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  1. chartwise

    chartwise Thread Starter

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    I have some software that needs to be Run As Admin in Windows 8

    Can anyone please tell me if there is a way of being able to set this software to ALWAYS Run As Admin when the tile or desktop shortcut is left clicked?
    The only way I know is to disable the UAC.

    It's a pain everytime I wish to run this software from the Start Screen.
     
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    Disabling UAC is unwise.
    When it is disabled, various files from any installations that take place are themselves installed in different places to where they would be if UAC was enabled.

    When UAC is then renabled - Windows cannot find those files are they are not where they should be.

    Right click the exe of the software click run as admin.
    It may help if you told me what the software is
     
  3. chartwise

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    Thanks

    The software is Adobe Creative Suite CS4
     
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    I do not use Adobe Creative Suite but from what I read Cs4 is not compatible with 8
    http://blogs.adobe.com/vikrant/2012/10/adobe-creative-suite-and-windows-8/

    As I said if you have to run it as admin right click and select from there
    If you are having problems try it in compatibility mode
    right click - troubleshoot compatibility

    or right click properties compatibility tab - select as appropriate
     
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    I just have the usual login and lock screen
     
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    I cannot remember if I used compat mode , but I have it running 100% in Windows 8 64Bit.

    Adobe.jpg
     
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    If you right click the tile - either in the Start Screen or on the All Apps screen - a taskbar appears at the bottom of the screen. Run as Administrator should be one of the choices.
     
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    chartwise

    Wondered how you went on
    It is some nine days since we heard from you
    An update would be appreciated
    Hope you solved it
     
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    Struggling at the moment - Flash, Fireworks work OK but Dreamweaver and Photoshop i'm struggling with as the menus keep intermittantly coming up funny.
     
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