The Easy Way
For those of you like me that do not have 'Stardock Tweak Vista' (STV)
, when you download it you'll find that you can't use this tweak without purchasing the program.
You'll have to spend $19.95 to work around a bug in Stardock programs by buying another Stardock program... Good News!No you don't!
All 'STV' is doing is modifying Vista Administrator settings. You can do this with Vista's built in Administrative Tools in 4 very easy steps.
1) Open the 'Local Security Policy' Administrative Tool.
You can do this 2 ways:
a) REALLY EASY: Open a run box and enter "%SystemRoot%\system32\secpol.msc /s"
Then click 'OK'
PRETTY EASY: Open the Control Panel and choose 'Administrative Tools'
In the new window, double click on 'Local Security Policy'
2) Select 'Security Options' by double clicking on 'Local Policies' and then single
clicking on 'Security Options'
3) Open the following policy by double clicking on it:'User Account Control: Behavior of the elevation prompt for administrators in Admin Approval Mode'
(Basically, you need to scroll down and know how to read...not too tough.)
4) Change the setting to: "Elevate without prompting" and click 'OK'. (No reboot needed!)
(This will make Vista act as if UAC is off even when it is not. This is the exact
same tweak that Stardock uses and costs you $19.95 to enable.)
For your peace of mind, there is an "Explain" tab on this last step. Feel free to read through it so you can see that it is in fact doing what I say it does.
It's pretty easy to do, so if you are lost and having trouble... you may be trying to type on your toaster.