WinAmp UAC

I am quite fond of WinAmp, but ever since I started using Windows 7, WinAmp would bring up a User Account Control dialog each time it was started. The cause of this was the ‘Restore file associations at WinAmp start-up’ setting, which requires registry access. Disabling this setting stops displaying the UAC dialog.


  1. Open Winamp
  2. Under the Options Menu, select Preferences (Ctrl+P)
  3. On the left hand panel, select File Types (under General Preferences)
  4. Uncheck ‘Restore file associations at WinAmp start-up’
  5. Click Close

By cyberx86

Just a random guy who dabbles with assorted technologies yet works in a completely unrelated field.

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