I use this method with a few programs that I trust so I will not get the UAC Prompt every time.
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1. Open the Start Menu, then type taskschd.msc in the search line and press enter.
NOTE: This will open Task Scheduler. This file is located at:
2. While having Task Scheduler Library selected in the left pane, click on Create task in the far right pane.
3. Under the General tab, type in the "Name" of the program you want to create this shortcut for.
NOTE: This will be the name of the task. As an example, I will use CCleaner for that program. Make note of this name, you will need it later in step 12 below.
4. Check the Run with highest privileges box.
5. Click on the Configure for drop down box to open it, and select Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 R2.
NOTE: This is like compatibility mode. If the program does not support running in Windows 7 normally, then you can select the OS that is does support running in instead to have it run in compatibility mode as if it was running in that OS instead of Windows 7.
6. Click on the Actions tab, then on the New button.
7. Under "Action", select Start a program and click on the Browse button.
8. Navigate to the .exe file of the program that you want to create this shortcut for, then select it and click on Open.
9. Click on OK.
10. Click on the Conditions tab, and uncheck the Stop if the computer switches to battery power box first, then uncheck the Start the task only if the computer is on AC power box.
NOTE: This step is mostly for laptops, so that you will be able to run the program when the laptop is running on battery power.
11. Click on OK.
12. You will now see your new task created with the name (ex: CCleaner) you gave it in step 3. Close Task Schedular.
13. Right click on a empty area of the desktop, then click on New and Shortcut.
14. Type in schtasks /run /tn task-name for the location, then click on the Next button.(See below tip)
Subsitute task-name with the name that you used in step 3 and see in step 12 (ex: CCleaner).
NOTE: Note the space after schtasks, run, and tn in the commands below.
For a Name without Spaces - For example, type:
schtasks /run /tn CCleaner
For a Name with Spaces - You will need to have quotes around the name if it has spaces. For example, type:
schtasks /run /tn "Cleaner Program"
15. Type in a name you want for the shortcut (ex: CCleaner), then click on the Finish button.
16. Right click on the new shortcut (ex: CCleaner) on the desktop, then click on Properties.
17. Click on the Shortcut tab and on the Change Icon button.
18. Click on OK.
19. Click on the Browse button.
20. Navigate to the .exe file of the program that you have created this shortcut with, then select it and click on Open.
NOTE: If you have a icon of your own that you would prefer to use instead, then navigate to where you have that icon saved at instead.
21. Select the icon you want for the shortcut, then click on OK.
23. You can now run at startup as a task, Pin to Start Menu, Pin to Taskbar this shortcut, or move to where you like for easy use.
24. When you run this new elevated shortcut, you will now no longer have to click on YES to approve the UAC prompt to allow the program run as administrator.
To Undo and Remove this Task:
* While having Task Scheduler Library selected in the left pane, right click on the task in the right pane that you created in step 12, then click on Delete and Yes to approve.
* Delete the shortcut.