Assassin's Creed® III

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zootydad Dec 28, 2012 @ 4:13pm
Everytime I launch the game Windows UAC asks for confirmation
Everytime I launch the game, User Account Control (same as you usually see the first time you launch any game) asks me for confirmation before the game can start.

Other games that use Uplay don't do this (eg. Far Cry 3), so I don't think the issue is Uplay related. Does anyone have a fix for this?
Last edited by zootydad; Feb 2, 2018 @ 10:30pm
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Turin Dec 28, 2012 @ 6:51pm 
Open regedit.exe

I'm using Win7 64 (It must be different for 32 bits), Go to [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Valve\Steam\Apps\208480]

And there must be 4 entries.

DXSetup
Punkbuster
UplayLauncher
VCRedist

Sometimes the VCRedist entry is not there and that was causing the problem in my case so I needed to create a new DWORD Value (32-Bits) named it "VCRedist" and set the value to "1", closed regedit and next time I launched AC 3 it didn't ask for the first time setup. If you are missing some of the other keys just add them as a DWORD with value 1 with their respective name.
zootydad Dec 28, 2012 @ 7:49pm 
I checked in the registry editor, and like you said the VCRedist entry was missing. I did exactly what you said, and even restarted my PC after and it didn't seem to work. This is disapointing.
stokebob Oct 14, 2013 @ 11:54pm 
Originally posted by Turin Hawke:
Open regedit.exe

I'm using Win7 64 (It must be different for 32 bits), Go to [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Valve\Steam\Apps\208480]

And there must be 4 entries.

DXSetup
Punkbuster
UplayLauncher
VCRedist

Sometimes the VCRedist entry is not there and that was causing the problem in my case so I needed to create a new DWORD Value (32-Bits) named it "VCRedist" and set the value to "1", closed regedit and next time I launched AC 3 it didn't ask for the first time setup. If you are missing some of the other keys just add them as a DWORD with value 1 with their respective name.

For anyone else trying to correct this issue, this fixed it for me

Thanks Turin
You actually have User Account Control on? Turn it off, you'll find it makes life much easier.
Originally posted by Big Boss:
Originally posted by Melvin, the Lord of Darkness:
You actually have User Account Control on? Turn it off, you'll find it makes life much easier.

That makes the computer way less secure, like Windows XP.

And the trade-off is the huge hassle of UAC. You'll have an easier time turning it off and getting a proper security suite.
Last edited by The Mayor of Murder Town; Oct 15, 2013 @ 11:01am
Clay Feb 24, 2014 @ 1:14am 
Thanks heaps for this, worked a treat when I added the VCRedist & uplayLauncher
Last edited by Clay; Feb 24, 2014 @ 1:15am
Secret Squirrel Dec 30, 2014 @ 11:46am 
Actually, you should always know when an app is doing something that requires elevated privileges and why and be given the option to approve or deny. That is what UAC is for and it is not recommended to disable, else malware that finds its way to your machine will have free reign. Once a game is installed, it shouldn't be doing anything that requires elevated privileges, and consumers should demand game developers to follow proper practice and not force them to reduce the security posture of their workstations. Games should not be trying to write outside the registry hive of the user running it, shouldn't be writing to the installation directory, etc.
Originally posted by tcarlisle2012:
Actually, you should always know when an app is doing something that requires elevated privileges and why and be given the option to approve or deny. That is what UAC is for and it is not recommended to disable, else malware that finds its way to your machine will have free reign. Once a game is installed, it shouldn't be doing anything that requires elevated privileges, and consumers should demand game developers to follow proper practice and not force them to reduce the security posture of their workstations. Games should not be trying to write outside the registry hive of the user running it, shouldn't be writing to the installation directory, etc.

That's what anti-virus programs are for. Also being careful with your internet browsing. It's worth noting that Microsoft seriously dialed back what UAC can do with 7 and 8; it was such a pain in the ass with VIsta, almost no one used it.
noname Dec 30, 2014 @ 7:44pm 
Originally posted by Big Chief Devil Hawk Fireball:
Originally posted by tcarlisle2012:
Actually, you should always know when an app is doing something that requires elevated privileges and why and be given the option to approve or deny. That is what UAC is for and it is not recommended to disable, else malware that finds its way to your machine will have free reign. Once a game is installed, it shouldn't be doing anything that requires elevated privileges, and consumers should demand game developers to follow proper practice and not force them to reduce the security posture of their workstations. Games should not be trying to write outside the registry hive of the user running it, shouldn't be writing to the installation directory, etc.

That's what anti-virus programs are for. Also being careful with your internet browsing. It's worth noting that Microsoft seriously dialed back what UAC can do with 7 and 8; it was such a pain in the ass with VIsta, almost no one used it.
The problem is not with UAC, problem is with developers who program their products like it is still Windows 98. We all know that most weak link in security is user and UAC protects exactly from this vulnerability. It protects you from doing stupid things. Because if you are doing stupid things you can't protect yourself from nothing with any security suite or anti-virus.
Last edited by noname; Dec 30, 2014 @ 7:52pm
LukeAR Dec 23, 2017 @ 1:43pm 
Originally posted by Turin Hawke:
Open regedit.exe

I'm using Win7 64 (It must be different for 32 bits), Go to [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Valve\Steam\Apps\208480]

And there must be 4 entries.

DXSetup
Punkbuster
UplayLauncher
VCRedist

Sometimes the VCRedist entry is not there and that was causing the problem in my case so I needed to create a new DWORD Value (32-Bits) named it "VCRedist" and set the value to "1", closed regedit and next time I launched AC 3 it didn't ask for the first time setup. If you are missing some of the other keys just add them as a DWORD with value 1 with their respective name.

Although such an old post, but still - resolved for me so thanks!


BTW - Kudos for what this user wrote as it is accurate:

Originally posted by noname:
Originally posted by Big Chief Devil Hawk Fireball:

That's what anti-virus programs are for. Also being careful with your internet browsing. It's worth noting that Microsoft seriously dialed back what UAC can do with 7 and 8; it was such a pain in the ass with VIsta, almost no one used it.
The problem is not with UAC, problem is with developers who program their products like it is still Windows 98. We all know that most weak link in security is user and UAC protects exactly from this vulnerability. It protects you from doing stupid things. Because if you are doing stupid things you can't protect yourself from nothing with any security suite or anti-virus.
nicholi1120 Feb 2, 2018 @ 10:24pm 
Originally posted by Turin Hawke:
Open regedit.exe

I'm using Win7 64 (It must be different for 32 bits), Go to [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Valve\Steam\Apps\208480]

And there must be 4 entries.

DXSetup
Punkbuster
UplayLauncher
VCRedist

Sometimes the VCRedist entry is not there and that was causing the problem in my case so I needed to create a new DWORD Value (32-Bits) named it "VCRedist" and set the value to "1", closed regedit and next time I launched AC 3 it didn't ask for the first time setup. If you are missing some of the other keys just add them as a DWORD with value 1 with their respective name.
Thanks, For some reason UplayLauncher and VCRedist weren't even there. Were it not for the fact that UbiSoft makes several games I don't ever want to stop playing, I'd stop buying. As it is, I'll only purchase them if there's a serious discount! How can game programers be this "forgetful"?
Lazyhands Jun 16, 2019 @ 9:25am 
Originally posted by Turin Hawke:
Open regedit.exe

I'm using Win7 64 (It must be different for 32 bits), Go to [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Valve\Steam\Apps\208480]

And there must be 4 entries.

DXSetup
Punkbuster
UplayLauncher
VCRedist

Sometimes the VCRedist entry is not there and that was causing the problem in my case so I needed to create a new DWORD Value (32-Bits) named it "VCRedist" and set the value to "1", closed regedit and next time I launched AC 3 it didn't ask for the first time setup. If you are missing some of the other keys just add them as a DWORD with value 1 with their respective name.
I don't have the 208480 is my Apps
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