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    Cannot change standard user UAC settings with or without admin elevation

    I'm running Home Premium 64 on a desktop and laptop, within a workgroup (not homegroup). When I try to lower my standard user account's UAC settings, it prompts for an administrative account and password, which I provide. After lowering, but not turning off, the UAC level, I get the error message "You must be logged on to this computer as an administrator to select this setting" (see figure). When I logoff standard and logon as an administrator (with either my own or the System account) I cannot go to Control Panel|Users|Manage other Accounts|standard user account and find any option to change its UAC settings. Any changes I make within either admin account apply only to admin accounts, not standard accounts.

    Why does Win 7 prompt me for admin elevation and then tell me I have to be logged on as an admin, and then when I do so, provide no way of changing my standard user account?

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    Should have used "With Admin Elevation or Logon" in title.
    Win 10 Pro 64bit on Dell XPS12 w/ Intel Core I5, 256gb mSATA, 4gb RAM. Also self-built Asus Z97 Desktop PC, Core I3, Kingston 96gb SSD, Toshiba 128 SSD, 8gb Corsair DDR4 1600, CM 692II Case, Radeon R7 250X, Samsung 23" Mon w/HDTV tuner.

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    It is because User Account Control settings can only be lowered for members of the Administrators Group. The settings can be raised for a standard user; but not lowered. It's part of the standard for a standard user.
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