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How to fix Battle.net UAC prompt on startup in Windows 11.

User Account Control (UAC) helps prevent malware from damaging a PC and helps organizations deploy a better-managed desktop.

User Account Control (UAC) Prompt

User Account Control (UAC) is designed so that apps and tasks always run in the security context of a non-administrator account, unless an administrator specifically authorizes administrator-level access to the system.

Battle.net UAC prompt on Startup

Unfortunately UAC (User Access Control) can incorrectly block the automatic start-up of certain applications like Battle.net on start-up in Windows 11, the good news is that the issue is easy to fix.

Step by Step Instructions

Time needed: 2 minutes

To fix the UAC prompt on every start of Battle.net, you must change the owner of the following folder:

“C:\Program Data\Battle.net_components”

  1. Locate the Battle.Net_Components Folder

    Open File Explorer and navigate to the following folder: C:\ProgramData\Battle.net_components.

  2. Change the Folder Properties

    Right-click on the folder and select “Properties” select the “security” tab, click on “Advanced”.

  3. Change the folder Owner

    Under owner on the top row select “change”, In the owner field type “users”, and then click on “Check names”. Press OK > OK > OK.

  4. Restart the device

    Finally reboot the device and the BattleNet update agent should start without prompting for UAC during logon.

Updated on July 11, 2023

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