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Using UT as non-admin - SOLUTION


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If anyone tried to download and run uTorrent as a non-administrator user on modern Windows OS-es that have UAC (User Account Control) they noticed that the UAC dialog appears asking for a password of an administrator.

Here is how to "fix" that.

The UAC is triggered by the install wizard, uTorrent "itself" runs fine without it.

-download uTorrent.exe and place it where you want to keep it (I have it in My Documents/progs )

- right click the uTorrent.exe icon and select Properties in the menu

- open the "Compatibility" tab in the dialog

- in the "Compatibility mode" frame check the option "Run this program in compatibility mode for:" and select "Windows XP (Service Pack 3)"

-close the dialog by clickin the OK button

- double-click uTorrent.exe

now it should start without the UAC dialog

- go thru the installer wizard selecting NO on each page

when finished, uTorrent will start

- exit by selecting the menu File / Exit

- open the file properties menu again and deselect the option "Run this program in compatibility mode for:"

From now on uTorrent.exe works without ever bothering you with UAC.

The procedure need to be repeated when you download a newer version of uTorrent.exe

(if anyone know how to skip the execution of the installer wizard, I'm all ears)



PS: The above tested on Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit, Windows 8 Pro 64 and Windows Server 2012 Standard 64 bit.

with uTorrent 3.3 29126

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