Question How to prevent program from running as an Administrator?

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I have this very old piece of software [from 2003] than for not apparent runs itself as an Administrator;. And this I know because I can see it under the

Task Manager > Details > Elevated

And [ong story short] apparently this causes problems with some other programs trying to cooperate with it


So my question is: how do I stop this software from being elevated?


I have tried going to its EXE and turning for it ON & OFF [as it was set to OFF in the first place] the

Properties > Compatibility > Settings > Run this program as an administrator

option, but it did not reset the EXE. Also renaming the EXE did not foll the operating system


I am using Windows 10 Enterprise 20H2 19042.746
 

Ralston18

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You might be able to use Powershell to launch Sony Sound Forge "non-elevated".

Reference:

https://serverfault.com/questions/782824/start-process-as-normal-user-powershell/782852

Read through the full posting.

There are other similar links to be found but most focus on elevating versus non-elevating.

Basically just launch Powershell as an admin on your system.

Copy and paste in the applicable cmdlet at the PS> prompt. You will need to use the Sony app's .exe name. (versus "sample.exe"). Hit Enter.

Could be a different path name as well.

Not something I have worked with (full disclosure) but it may be viable and worth a try.

Be certain (as you always should be doing) that all important data, files, etc. are all backed up, proven recoverable, and readable.
 
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But...

I need run Sound Forge non-elavated so that it is on the same level as 3 other non-elavated pieces of software that I use for audio related work. [I did try run the rest of programs as elevated- and it worked. But there were drawback to that opposite approach that make that in overall made not really usuable to me]. So in order to send a file from some other software to Sound Forge with a keyboard shortcut - I would need to somehow incorporate that PowerShell into this shortcut; or run Sound Forge and never close it?

And I am afraid this might not work - i.e. I will successful run Sound Forge non-elavated with PS which will get me nowhere as I will fail in incorporating that into my workflow



So before I indulge myself in PowerShell- does anyone else have some other ideas?
 
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For example

I need to send a selected file from the non-elavated FreeCommander to elevated Sound Forge- which is impossible. And so: I need that process of sending to open Sound Forge in a non-elevated way [evoked from FreeCommander]

I do not want to just plain open Sound Forge in a non-elevated way- because I would still need then to go to FreeCommander to the selected file and execute the sending of it to Sound Forge. That would totally disrupt my workflow thus be counterproductive
 

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