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How to disable UAC
Posted by Finnbogi Finnbogason on 08/04/2013 16:46

Question
 

How do I turn User Access Control (UAC) off?

Answer 
 

To turn off or limit the User Access Control (UAC) within Windows Vista and Windows 7:

Windows Vista

The following instructions are for Windows Vista operating systems. Windows 7 instructions are further below.

Step 1: Go to the Windows Start Menu and select the Control Panel option.

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Step 2: Select the User Accounts and Family Safety option.

 

 


Step 3: Select the User Accounts option.

 

Step 4: Select the Turn User Account Control on or off option.

 

And then continue when asked for permission:

 

Step 5: De-select the option within the checkbox of Use User Account Control (UAC) to help protect your computer. To reflect screen below.

 

Step 6: Click OK to continue and apply the changes.

Note: You may need to restart your computer for these changes to come in to effect.

Windows 7

Step 1: Go to the Windows Start Menu and select the Control Panel option.

 

Step 2: Select the System and Security option.

 

Step 3: Select Change User Account Control settings option from the Action Center section.

 

Step 4: Move the slider to the bottom position as indicated in the Red in the picture below.

 

Step 5: Click OK to close.

Note: You may need to validate the changes to the UAC settings, and then restart your computer for these changes to come in to effect.


 



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