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Stop a program from asking for the admin password every time it opens.

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by Matthew Hawley, Sep 23, 2013.

  1. Matthew Hawley

    Matthew Hawley Well-Known Member

    Just curious...is there a way to stop a program from asking for the admin password every time I open it?
     
  2. Adam Howard

    Adam Howard Well-Known Member

    Which OS?

    This happens usually in Linux, sometimes Apple (Mac OS), and if you really are crazy to configure Windows policies.

    Also what program?
     
  3. Matthew Hawley

    Matthew Hawley Well-Known Member

    Windows 7
    Star Wars the Old Republic
     
  4. Adam Howard

    Adam Howard Well-Known Member

    That game doesn't ask for the admin password when you start it. It does however ask you to log-in as it is an online game (mmo type game).
     
  5. Matthew Hawley

    Matthew Hawley Well-Known Member

    Yes it does lol....Every single time I open it I have to enter the admin username and password.
     
  6. Adam Howard

    Adam Howard Well-Known Member

    :confused:

    Can not say I have ever run into that problem. And I had that game when it was originally paid only (and later when it was free to play as well).

    Maybe worth asking about this on their support forum. :cautious:
     
  7. Chris D

    Chris D XenForo Developer Staff Member

    The account you use to log into Windows. Is that the same admin account that lets you launch the game?
     
  8. Matthew Hawley

    Matthew Hawley Well-Known Member

    Yes.
     
  9. Chris D

    Chris D XenForo Developer Staff Member

    Is the application set to always Run as Administrator?

    Right click the shortcut > Properties > Compatibility > Is "Always Run As Administrator" checked?
     
  10. Matthew Hawley

    Matthew Hawley Well-Known Member

    Oh I dont have to enter the password, I just have to click yes that i want to open it or something.
     
  11. Matthew Hawley

    Matthew Hawley Well-Known Member

    Well I can't do that now. I don't have SWTOR installed ATM. My computer got screwed so the tech guy at my school fixed it. Lost all my files. :( I'm going to install it when I get home. SWTOR is blocked at my school
     
  12. Amaury

    Amaury Well-Known Member

    Are you talking about the User Control Panel window that comes up?
     
  13. EQnoble

    EQnoble Well-Known Member

  14. SneakyDave

    SneakyDave Well-Known Member

    Try reinstalling the game outside of C:/program files/

    Put it in C:/users/matt or whetever
     
  15. ManagerJosh

    ManagerJosh Well-Known Member

    If a program was not per-se following the Microsoft certification process to be a Windows application, you'll usually get that prompt cause it requires admin privileges.
     
  16. OSS 117

    OSS 117 Well-Known Member

    Definitely a UAC problem. I've had mine disabled since day one. It's fairly pointless if you're not a dimwit on the computer.
     
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  17. Liam W

    Liam W Well-Known Member

    Just disable UAC. I always do...
     
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