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Disable User Account Control (UAC) the Easy Way on Win 7 or Vista

UAC is a control system that is part of bothVistaand Windows 7  that halts any process it deems may be a security risk. This means when you click to open certain programs, it will pause the system, sometimes black the screen and eventually pop up a notice asking if you really wish to continue. UAC is ANNOYING!!

This is an easy method that you can use from the GUI interface in either Windows 7 orVistato disable User Account Control. As long as you have a robust security system in place, disabling UAC will cause no problems, but will give a much more pleasurable computer experience.

Note: Disabling UAC will lead to a less secure system, so be warned.

Disable UAC on 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 for “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 on 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.


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