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How to change UAC settings in Windows 7 32 bit

I have a user who is running Windows 7 32 bit and is an administrator to the network. When we go under her account and try slide the Notification bar down to Never notify under the UAC Settings screen it will not allow us to do so. I need to change the setting to never notify so that the user can upgrade some legacy programs on her machine.

What is another way to approach this situation.

Thanks in advance
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cmdolcet
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gurutcCommented:
Can you change it while logged in as any user?  The change will be at the machine level and work for all users.

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gurutcCommented:
Is the user's ID in the local adminstrator's group on the PC?

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Giovanni HewardCommented:
You can try disabling from the command prompt, using elevated privileges.

reg.exe ADD HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System /v EnableLUA /t REG_DWORD /d 0 /f

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dustockCommented:
You can change it in the registry.  Go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System.  Look for the EnableLUA key double click it and set the value to 0.  Close the registry and reboot the PC and it will be off now.
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Jason WatkinsIT Project LeaderCommented:
We use the Group Policy method to disable UAC. Even though the tutorial is for a domain-based GPO, the process can be done for a local GPO (Windows 7 Pro, Enterprise and Ult) by opening gpedit.msc from the run dialog.

http://www.petri.co.il/disable-uac-in-windows-7.htm
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cmdolcetAuthor Commented:
Ok here's the latest on all suggestions:

1. I can;t seem to find the  HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System.  Look for the EnableLUA key anywhere in that tree stucture.

2. When I try and change it under the user account that is having issues and slide the slider down and hit OK it does nothing.

3. This is the same result when I log in as administrator (network and local) to the PC and under the UAC I tried to move it down and hit ok it does nothing.
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jcimarronCommented:
cmdolcet--
See down at the bottom of this link for a Registry Hack to "ReallyDisable"  UAC

http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/4820/how-to-really-completely-disable-uac-on-windows-7/

I suggest you back up the Registry first so you can restore if you do not like the results.
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dustockCommented:
Did you go to the registry editor?  Click start type regedit and click on the regedit icon.  Then navigate to the path...

Regedit
UAC Key
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cmdolcetAuthor Commented:
dustock, yes I did and I can;t find my UACKey
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dustockCommented:
If it doesn't exits, then create a new DWORD called EnableLUA and set the Hexadecimal value to 0.  If its 64bit windows make sure you create a DWORD (32-bit) Value
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jcimarronCommented:
cmdolcet --Using the Registry hack suggested in http:#a39617211 might be easier.
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cmdolcetAuthor Commented:
dustock, under what heading should I place the key in?  Policies >> System
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dustockCommented:
Yeah, just right click the System folder and do it form there.
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Giovanni HewardCommented:
Or you could simply run the command I posted 5 hours ago to accomplish the same thing.

reg ADD HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System /v EnableLUA /t REG_DWORD /d 0 /f

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Which, incidentally, is effectively the same as those subsequent suggestions provided in ID: 39616533, ID: 39617151, ID: 39617211, ID: 39617214, ID: 39617300, etc.

If you need help opening an Elevated Command Prompt, go here.
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jcimarronCommented:
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Yes, but a .reg file is so much easier.  :)
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