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How to stop a program to prompt to allow run every time Win 7 rebooted

I have an issue where a program will always get a UAC prompt that says:

Do you want the following program from an unknow publisher to make changes to your computer?

Yes/No

This is a common issue that is very annoying and it is not clear how to make it stop.

This typically happens when I intall Motherboard utilityes or DVD software from their install DVDs and or for things like Blu Ray Driver firrmware update utility etc..

The latest is for MSI Motherboard utily called "StartSuperChager.exe" that allows you to charge devices in USB drive when the computer is turned off etc..

I have tried right clicking on the .exe file for the program and clicking the "Compatability" tab and chacking "Run as Admin" but this does not help.  I am not sure if this is due to the "unknown publisher or what.

Any ideas on how to stop this without turning off UAC for the system which stops it but I do not want to turn UAC off.

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Also make sure that the .exe is NOT running in compatibility mode. This will also launch the UAC prompt.

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No.  The programs are not running in compatability mode.

It seems it all has to do with the programs being from unknown publishers I think..

I have one computer with the MSI "StartSuperCharger..exe"

and another with fwupdate.exe from my LG Blu Ray player software.

It seems both of these companies are putting out Windows program which are not listing the publisher etc.  which from my google searches is something they should not be doing but are...

 
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There's a registry key (or maybe policy setting) that seems to allow you to specify authorized programs but being on a tablet right now, and I can't research it well. It's what allows some ms administration tools to run without prompting. You may be able to specify the exe there.
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Thanks for the solutions.  This helps deal with this issue for a variety of causes.
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