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    Question UAC For Startup Program Samsung Magician

    I have a PC with a Samsung SSD as my boot drive. Samsung installs a "Samsung Magician" program that starts when the system boots to Windows. I have Win8.1/64 and every time the Magician program loads, I get a UAC pop-up asking me to approve it ("Do you want to allow the programs to make changes..."). I click allow and everything proceeds fine. Is there any way to set up the Magician program so it has the correct permissions when it starts so that I don't have to approve it every time? It wants to have admin rights when it runs.

    (I don't think it is essential that the Magician program always run - but it seems safer given that Samsung has set it up that way.)

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    UAC will not make allowances for specific programs.
    Either disable UAC completely or the application.

    At any rate, Samsung Magician does not need to be run on system start up. It's an optimizer application
    that doesn't need to be run at the frequency with which you are currently running.
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    Wait, I spoke too soon. You might want to have a look at this;
    Create elevated Shortcut to run Program bypassing UAC Prompt in Windows 8 | 7
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    I believe that Task Scheduler can be used without the hoops. Just use "At Startup" for the Task Trigger after setting it to run as Administrator and with highest privileges in the General tab.

    >>>Edit: I just tried it, and it works just fine. After setting up the task in Task Scheduler, it asks for an Administrator password to complete setting it up. After a reboot, Task Manager showed my test program already running when I logged on.

    No need to get all fancy.<<<
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    Create a fresh drive image before making system changes, in case you need to start over!

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