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How to Disable UAC in Windows 8 and 10

October 31st, 2014 by Admin

UAC (User Access Control) is a security feature introduced since Windows Vista, which helps prevent unauthorized changes to your computer. When you try to install a program or make changes to Windows settings, the UAC prompt will show up asking for your approval, even though you are already logged on as an administrator.


If the changes are not approved by the administrator, they are not executed and Windows remains unchanged. It is as if nothing happened. However, most of the windows users simply keep it disabled as you have to bear the pop-up and press Yes every time you run an application. Here’s how to disable UAC in Windows 8 and 10.

How to Disable UAC in Windows 8 and 10?

  1. Press the Windows key + X to open the power user menu, and then select Control Panel from the list.


  2. Once Control Panel is launched, type UAC in the search box in the upper right corner of the window. Click Change User Account Control settings in the search results.


  3. Use the vertical slider to select the desired UAC security level. To turn off UAC entirely, drag the slider down to Never notify, and click OK.


    You need to reboot the computer before it takes effect.

Disable User Account Control (UAC) in Windows 7/Vista

July 16th, 2012 by Admin

User Account Control (UAC) is a security feature in Windows 7 and Vista that requires all users to log on and run in standard user privileges mode instead of as administrator with full administrative rights. When standard end-user requires administrator privileges to perform certain tasks such as attempting to install an application or write to registry, Windows will prompt a UAC credential prompt to notify the user that a credential of administrator user account is needed for authorization or permission, thus reduce the chance user can accidentally make modifications to system files or settings and eliminate the ability for virus or malware to invoke administrator privileges without a user’s knowledge.

However, in a lot of cases, administrator rights are needed by end-users to perform certain tasks such as install or update programs and perform typical system-level task. UAC can be troublesome, and sometime annoying especially when you’re the only single user who uses the computer, and has all the latest anti-virus and anti-spyware utilities installed and updated. User Account Control is enabled by default in Windows 7 and Vista, so you will have to turn off and disable the User Account Control.

In this tutorial we’ll show you how to disable UAC in Windows 7 and Vista.

Disable UAC in Windows Vista:
Open up Control Panel, and type in “UAC” into the search box. You’ll see a link for “Turn User Account Control (UAC) on or off”.

On the next screen you should uncheck the box “Use User Account Control (UAC)”, and then click on the OK button.

You’ll need to reboot your computer before the changes take effect, but you should be all done with annoying prompts.

Disable UAC in Windows 7:
Windows 7 makes it much easier to deal with UAC settings, and in fact you don’t have to completely disable UAC if you don’t want to. Just type UAC into the start menu or Control Panel search box.

You can simply drag the slider up or down, depending on how often you want to be alerted.

If you drag it all the way down to the bottom, you’ll have disabled it entirely.