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How do I disable User Account Control (UAC) in Windows Vista, Windows 7 or Windows 8?

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How do I disable User Account Control (UAC) in Windows Vista, Windows 7 or Windows 8?

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How do I disable User Account Control (UAC) in Windows Vista, Windows 7 or Windows 8?

Windows Vista

1.
 Click the Start (Windows logo) button and navigate to All Programs. Go to Accessories and click Run.

2. Type msconfig in the box and click the OK button.

3. Go to the Tools tab.

4. Scroll down and click on Disable UAC.

5. Click the Launch button.

6. You will receive a message that the "Operation Completed Successfully"

7. Click OK and then reboot the computer.

 

Windows 7/8

Method 1: Disable and Turnoff UAC in Windows 7/8 from Control Panel

1. Access User Control Panel from Start Menu -> Control Panel -> User Accounts and Family Safety -> User Accounts.

2. Click on Change User Account Control settings.

3. Move the Slider to Never Notify.

4. Click OK to make the change effective.

5. Reboot.

 

Method 2: Disable UAC with Registry Editor (RegEdit) in Windows 7/8

1. Run Registry Editor (RegEdit) by typing regedit at command prompt or at Start Menu-> Run

2. Locate following registry key:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System

3. Locate the following REG_DWORD value:

EnableLUA

4. Set the value of EnableLUA to 0.

 

Optional steps to suppress UAC permission prompt dialog,

1. Locate the following REG_DWORD value:

ConsentPromptBehaviorAdmin

2. Set the value of ConsentPromptBehaviorAdmin to 0 (optional). Now Exit from Registry Editor and Restart the computer.


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Views: 9423 Created on: May 25, 2014
Date updated: Nov 14, 2014

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