(Aug. 26, 2018) Edit: This issue has been addressed in the newer Huion driver ver14.7.4. They have reverted to how their previous drivers avoided the UAC prompt, which is to include the “admin privileges” button in the drivers.
As a Huion user, have you noticed that since installing the newest April 28, 2018 or June 21, 2018 Windows drivers, the Huion drivers prompt you for permissions every single time you log in?
I’m not sure about you, but it’s been getting on my nerves a bit having to give permissions every single time I log in, especially because previous versions of the Huion drivers didn’t have this problem.
So in this post, I will be going through a few solutions to get rid of that prompt.
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First things first, I messaged Huion support regarding the issue to see if they have any solutions to stop the drivers from prompting me every time I log in.
Their solution? Turn off the prompting feature on Windows.
On Windows 10, this setting can be found by pressing Windows Key+R, then typing Control Panel and clicking Enter. Then choose “View by: Small icons” in the top right, then select “Security and Maintenance”, then click “Change User Account Control settings” along the left.
It’s a simple solution, really, but I would like to point out that those prompts are technically a Windows safety feature and they’re there to prevent unwanted programs from automatically running without you knowing.
I appreciate the effort, Huion support, but I would prefer to keep that safety feature on, thank you.
If you know what you’re doing with technology and are sure you don’t need those prompts on your computer, you can use this solution. However, I assume most people aren’t extremely good with technology and will want to keep this feature on as an extra safety feature, regardless of whether it’s actually useful or not.
(You can download older drivers from: https://www.huion.com/download/driver/)
Since I did not agree with Huion’s solution, I decided to just use the previous January 12, 2018 drivers instead of the newer ones. This is because I noticed that the April 28, 2018 drivers (the newest at the time) did not offer anything noticeably new or improved compared to the previous January 12, 2018 drivers.
I recommended this method to anyone who was also bothered about being prompted every time they log in since it is the simplest method which does not require you to change any Windows settings.
However, with the release of the new June 21, 2018 drivers which actually bring relevant changes to the table, I can no longer recommend people to use an older driver to avoid the log in prompts, otherwise they will be lacking these new features such as tilt functionality and built-in update checker.
The final solution which I arrived at after spending a fair bit of time Googling is to create a task in the Windows Task Scheduler program. Here are the step-by-step instructions on how to set this up.
Note: I believe this can only be done if you have administrator privileges on your computer. If your account does not have administrator privileges, please look up how to make your account an administrator first.
Step 1: Install the Huion drivers.
-If you already have the drivers installed, then you don’t need to reinstall them. Just make sure you know where your drivers are saved. By default it should be in “C:\Huion Tablet”.
-If it doesn’t automatically save to “C:\Huion Tablet” make sure to take note of where it does save for later.
Step 2: Open Task Scheduler.
To do so, click the Windows key and type “task scheduler”. Then click and open it.
Step 3: Create a task by pressing the “Create Task…” option in the “Actions” section on the right.
Step 4: Set up the General tab.
-Fill in the “Name:” section with whatever name you want. I named my task HuionTabletStartup to make it easy to identify.
-Make sure the “Run with highest privileges” option near the bottom is selected with a check mark.
-Change the “Configure for:” option to your Windows version, mine being Windows 10.
Nothing else should need to be changed in the General tab.
Step 5: Set up the Triggers tab.
-Click the “New…” button near the bottom.
-In the window that pops up, change the “Begin the task:” drop-down menu to “At log on”.
-Click “OK” and it should appear in the list of triggers as shown in the screenshot.
Nothing else needs to be done in the Triggers tab.
Step 6: Set up the Actions tab.
-Click the “New…” button near the bottom.
-In the window that pops up, change the “Action:” drop-down menu to “Start a program”.
-Then click the “Browse…” button and go to the folder where you installed the Huion driver in Step 1. Then look for “Huion Tablet.exe” in that folder and Open it.
-Click “OK” and confirm that it is now in the Actions list.
-Then click “OK” to create the Task.
Step 7: Check that you successfully created the Task.
-Click on the “Task Scheduler Library” folder and scroll through the list of Tasks and check that your Task has been successfully added.
-Once you confirm that it’s in there, you can exit out of Task Scheduler.
Step 8: Disable HuionTablet at startup in Task Manager.
-Open Task Manager. You can do this by pressing Ctrl+Alt+Delete and selecting Task Manager from the menu that appears.
-Click on More details at the bottom to show more options.
-Click on the “Startup” tab.
-Find HuionTablet in the Startup list and Disable it. We need to disable it here in Task Manager or it will keep giving us the permissions prompt every time we log in.
Step 9: Done!
-Restart your computer to check that the Huion driver now starts without prompting you for permission when you log in.
Hopefully this helps anyone else who was a bit frustrated about the Huion driver prompts!