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What does the download screen "Do you want to allow this app to make changes to your device?" mean?

When I open the download, the first screen I see asks "do you want to allow this app to make changes to your device?"  The "no" box is highlighted.  When I click "no", I get an error message and cannot open the download.  What is happening?

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What does the download screen "Do you want to allow this app to make changes to your device?" mean?

It is a part of Microsofts User Account Control.  Basically, it is a security warning that is designed to alert you whenever a software program is trying to make administrator-level changes to your computer.  TurboTax needs to have administrator rights in order to install and run on your computer, so when you click "No" the download won't open because the software will not work without these settings.  Of course, it is you decision to allow the installation, but the warning is designed more to alert you for unknown programs that are attempting such changes, not ones you are intentionally downloading.

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What does the download screen "Do you want to allow this app to make changes to your device?" mean?

It is a part of Microsofts User Account Control.  Basically, it is a security warning that is designed to alert you whenever a software program is trying to make administrator-level changes to your computer.  TurboTax needs to have administrator rights in order to install and run on your computer, so when you click "No" the download won't open because the software will not work without these settings.  Of course, it is you decision to allow the installation, but the warning is designed more to alert you for unknown programs that are attempting such changes, not ones you are intentionally downloading.

brool111
New Member

What does the download screen "Do you want to allow this app to make changes to your device?" mean?

I've had the same problem! but i said yes and it changed my computer screen a lot. i uninstalled the app off of my computer but it still wont go back to normal. What should i do

smolls1
New Member

What does the download screen "Do you want to allow this app to make changes to your device?" mean?

When I get the pop up that says "do you want to allow this app to make changes to your device" the only option is "no".  What can I do that will allow me to update my turbo tax software?

What does the download screen "Do you want to allow this app to make changes to your device?" mean?

as indicated in the original post this is a YES/NO question.

Look more carefully.

If you are initiating the install, then you would answer YES.

Donas02w4
New Member

What does the download screen "Do you want to allow this app to make changes to your device?" mean?

Yes I'm trying to Uninstall TeamViewer and I get that message if I hit Yes I will be allowing them to take control of my device...so how do I Uninstall TeamViewer?

Donas02w4
New Member

What does the download screen "Do you want to allow this app to make changes to your device?" mean?

I'm trying Uninstall TeamViewer..

EbonyA
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What does the download screen "Do you want to allow this app to make changes to your device?" mean?

Please review this link @Donas02w4.

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S0apsudz
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What does the download screen "Do you want to allow this app to make changes to your device?" mean?

I turned off the notification where it asks you for permission because it was getting annoying but now I regret it and want to turn the notification back on, do you know how I could do that? 

What does the download screen "Do you want to allow this app to make changes to your device?" mean?

click the Windows button on your keyboard, then type "UAC" 

STUM20800685
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What does the download screen "Do you want to allow this app to make changes to your device?" mean?

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