Windows 8 – Run everything as Administrator

If you dont need Metro apps to work enter this into powershell:

Run PowerShell as Administrator and paste the following to disable UAC:

Set-ItemProperty -Path "HKLM:\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System" -Name "EnableLUA" -Value "0"
shutdown -r -t 0

If you want metro apps to work: (this doesnt seem to work for me):

If you entered my registry change to disable UAC, re-enable it with the following command:

PowerShell as Administrator (This requires a restart)

Set-ItemProperty -Path "HKLM:\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System" -Name "EnableLUA" -Value "1"

#Default value is 1

shutdown -r -t 0

To enable automatic silent UAC elevation for administrators without breaking the Microsoft Store you should do the following instead.

PowerShell as Administrator (This takes effect immediately)

#The following is equal to the Security Policy “User Account Control: Behavior of the elevation prompt for administrators in Admin Approval Mode” = “Elevate without prompting”

Set-ItemProperty -Path "HKLM:\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System" -Name "ConsentPromptBehaviorAdmin" -Value "0"

#Default value is 2

#The following is equal to the Security Policy “User Account Control: Allow UIAccess applications to prompt for elevation without using the secure dekstop” = “Enabled”

Set-ItemProperty -Path "HKLM:\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System" -Name "EnableUIADesktopToggle" -Value "1"

#Default value is 0

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