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So I recently decided to give UAC a second chance on my Vista machine (after disabling it the first day I bought it in a fit of annoyance) and have encountered an odd problem. If you rent a movie, you can't authorize it to play, because iTunes by default doesn't have edit access to its own created files.
So I set up iTunes to run as administrator, first just using the Run as Administrator option, and then using the checkbox to make it do so. This seemed fine, however when I restarted my computer and launched iTunes again UAC asked me if it was OK for iTunes to be an administrator. I said OK, but the UAC pop up had wangled with the launch order of the iTunes windows.
This meant the password box popped up before the main window, and that it was unselectable, so you couldn't enter your password or proceed (iTunes was checking to see if my rental had expired)
So I went to my registry and edited the Elevate Access Control option so that UAC doesn't prompt you for that any more (since that warning never goes away no matter how much you use a program), and now iTunes says it is running in the wrong compatability mode when I run as administrator. It still works, but the box is annoying.
Is there any way to make UAC work sensibly? Or should I just give up on it again? All it seems to do is make things difficult and annoying.