How to remove Windows 10 Quicken 2021 'Install as Administrator'

Since installing an update of Quicken 2021 under Windows 10, my copy of Quicken installs as a application (instead of remaining installed) and I get a message that I am installing as administrator that I should not do. Why? What's happening? The simplistic error messages do not solve the problem.

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  • Chris_QPW
    Chris_QPW Member ✭✭✭✭
    edited August 2021 Answer ✓
    I believe that what you are talking about is that first Windows warns you that an application is running in administrator mode, and then Quicken does the same with this message:


    This is caused by "Run as administrator" being turned on in the Quicken Desktop shortcut.
    Right click on the Quicken Desktop shortcut and select Properties.
    Then select Advanced... -> deselect "Run as administrator" and then OK.
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  • splasher
    splasher SuperUser ✭✭✭✭✭
    Are you sure that you are clicking on the Quicken program, QW.EXE, and not the Quicken installer?
    When you right click on the icon and look at properties, what does it show as the program?
    -splasher  using Q since 1996 -  Subscription  -  Win10
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  • Chris_QPW
    Chris_QPW Member ✭✭✭✭
    edited August 2021 Answer ✓
    I believe that what you are talking about is that first Windows warns you that an application is running in administrator mode, and then Quicken does the same with this message:


    This is caused by "Run as administrator" being turned on in the Quicken Desktop shortcut.
    Right click on the Quicken Desktop shortcut and select Properties.
    Then select Advanced... -> deselect "Run as administrator" and then OK.
    Signature:
    (I'm always using the latest Quicken Windows Premier subscription version)
    This is my website: http://www.quicknperlwiz.com/
  • Ps56k2
    Ps56k2 SuperUser ✭✭✭✭✭
    As mentioned - to clarify - as we are not sure what you are clicking on, or what you are seeing - or why -
    The Quicken "download" is just the Windows installer ---> Quicken.exe
    The Quicken "program" is the normal ---> QW.EXE
    A Right-Click and then click on Properties - will show exactly the program name and the "attributes" discussed above...

    QWin Deluxe Subscription - Win10
  • Hoyt Childs
    Hoyt Childs Member ✭✭
    That was it. I did not even realize that the Quicken program had a 'properties' setting available (been using since 1995 when MYM went belly up). Found the run as administrator and unchecked, then restarted quicken. Thanks very much for the tip.