Post by Clasurol/Jackal on Mar 2, 2018 12:20:47 GMT -8
As you might know, Microsoft removed the "classic" UAC prompt in a Windows 10 update. My question is thus: Is it possible to restore the old one from say, Vista/7/8/8.1 and somehow drop it to W10 to bring it back?
I've searched online and found nothing and going over my own VM installs of 7 and Vista has netted nothing of worth. Is it stored in something like shell32, and thus unreplaceable? Any insight would be most helpful. Thanks!
EDIT: I found out myself - it's consent.exe. Tried replacing it with the one from 7 and nope, got errors instead. Had to boot into safe mode and replace it back. Would the one from a copy of W8.1 work?
Post by Clasurol/Jackal on Mar 4, 2018 15:30:44 GMT -8
Welp, it took a while, had to install two different W10 virtual installs, but I got the files needed and tested it- and: no go. UI remained the same. The only thing that changed was I had an "alert" sound to go along with the UAC prompt, and that didn't play when I replaced the files with the ones from the earlier version of W10.
Basically, replacing the files didn't do anything. I didn't even get errors with it (beside the sound not playing on the UAC prompt). The GUI must be stored elsewhere.