UAC

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Is is possible to disable UAC for specific apps after in-place upgrade from Win to Win10?

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UAC is a system-wide setting, so you can't disable it per application. If what you are trying to do is auto-elevate an app every time without a prompt, my buddy Aaron talks about that here: https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/aaron_margosis/2007/06/29/faq-why-cant-i-bypass-the-uac-prompt/ - that being said, what is the scenario? Is it that the app prompts and you want to make it go away? You could use app compat shims to remove the prompt, which is only helpful if you can then also fix any failures with shims (which you can for most). If the app legitimately needs admin rights and thus it's not a privilege bug but a by design feature, then I'd consider looking at different architectures rather than running as interactive user. (Goal should be to have users running as non-admin, which means none of their apps should run as admin.)