Win7 UAC: Autostart with Admin Privileges

Sun, Mar 6, 2011 One-minute read

UAC is a very good feature of Windows 7 and I recommend everyone to use it. No one should work as an administrator. Unfortunately, sometimes you need programs to be started with administrator privileges.

Core Temp is one example. I like to use the Core Temp Sidebar Gadget but it needs Core Temp to be started with admin privileges. Doing that manually every day annoyed me, so I decided to look for a way to let it start automatically and I found a solution.


To do this, you have to open the Task Sheduler and create a new task.

Give it a name and select your user account, then check “Run only when user is logged on” and “Run with highest privileges”

Go to Trigger and add a new trigger “at logon”, select all users

Now go to Actions and add a new one to start your program. (You should put the exe file in your users folder)

Logout and login again, it should work.