Photoshop CS2: Problem dismissing registration dialog

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I have a slightly different problem but very annoying. I have CS2 on an old laptop and a desktop running XP with no problems. I then bought a new laptop running the awful Win 8.1. No matter what box I tick every time I open CS2, it displays this registration field (attached below I hope-no way of knowing) Can this be removed?

Wvery

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Jeffrey Tranberry, Sr. Product Manager, Digital Imaging

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Even if you click [Do Not Register]?
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ken duffy

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Yes OK, but I want rid of this useless, unusable registration field/menu/display permanently please
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Jeffrey Tranberry, Sr. Product Manager, Digital Imaging

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It comes back even if you click [Do Not Register]?
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ken duffy

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Yes Jeffery it does
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All you should have to do is run cs2 as an administrator once to get rid of the registration dialog.

Right click on the photoshop cs2 shortcut, select Run as Administrator and then click Do Not Register.

After that you should be able to run photoshop cs2 normally and not get the registration dialog.
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Thanks a bunch---THIS WORKED fine!
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Jeffrey Tranberry, Sr. Product Manager, Digital Imaging

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Sounds like it's a UAC thing. If you create a new Admin account, or disable UAC, and run Photoshop from the new user account/with UAC off, your selection of [Do Not Register] should stick. https://forums.adobe.com/thread/377265
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Thanks Jeffery. Will try that but how do I run as an administrator (using WIN 8.1)? I always try and keep signing on to my pc's as simple as possible-
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Try JEA's technique first of just right-clicking on Photoshop and run as Administrator. If that simple method doesn't work, here are instructions for creating a new Admin account: http://blogs.adobe.com/crawlspace/201...