September 26, 2019—KB4517211 (OS Build 18362.387, Win 10 Pro version 1903)
After this optional Win 10 update is installed, A-Volute, a part of Alienware Sound Center, requires admin privileges to start upon Windows login. Uninstalling the update is the only apparent way to stop the UAC prompt upon login.
Any ideas on how to stop the automatic A-Volute-related UAC prompt on login with update installed?
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This issue has been completely fixed by latest version of Realtek Realtek ALC3266 (Version 6.0.8816.1, A09) audio driver.
Kudos to Realtek and Dell/Alienware!
I haven't tried reinstalling Alienware Sound Center (Realtek-ALC3266-Audio-Driver_HKN2C_WIN_6.0.8699.1_A08\RealtekHDAudio\Nahimic\AWSoundCenter.exe).
Me too. Dozens of popups even without rebooting or logging out. They point to "C:\Program Files\Alienware\AWSoundCenter\UserInterface\x64\AWSoundCenterSvc64.exe", which will eagerly create that popup if you double-click it. Or if you right-click and Run as Admin.
It's not a permissions issue. It's got to be the registry. Dell's support website seems to be down and phone hold time is 45 min, but I'd really like to know if anyone has solved this. It's an old problem (there's a year old thread elsewhere) that apparently has multiple causes.
For me it is because of the Asus Sonic Studio, Just Right click the app and go to properties, compatibility tab and check the "Run as Administrator" it solves for me
Yes, both methods simply stop ASC from running. After the referenced Windows update is applied, the UAC prompt still appears whenever ASC is started. Hopefully a new version of ASC will be released soon.
The simplest workaround is to disable ASC from running at startup via Task Manager.