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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 8.1 (Update) Pro 64bit on Toshiba Ultrabook w/ Intel Core I3, 120gb SSD, 6gb RAM, and on ASRock Desktop PC, latter with 890GX Extreme 3 AM3, PII X3 740 BE (running as X4), 4gb GSkill DDR3 1600, CM 692II Case, CM Silent Pro M600 PS, AC Freezer 7, Kingston SVP S2/96gb SSD, LaCie 2TB, H.I.S. ATI Radeon HD 4670, Samsung 23" Mon/HDTV.

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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.
    Create a new drive image before making system changes, in case you need to start over!

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