Windows 10 Tutorials 84 – How to Disable UAC

Welcome to our series of Microsoft Windows 10 tutorials that help you understand the features of the upcoming Windows 10.

This tutorial will show you how to disable UAC in Windows 10.

User Account Control (UAC) is a security protocol which was introduced in Windows Vista.

Before release of Windows Vista, all user accounts on Windows had to be give administrative privileges as most applications required that the running user be an administrator.

With UAC, Microsoft has provided solution to this problem for enterprises seeking ease of deployment and security.

UAC limits the administrative privileges to only those applications which are trusted by the user, and any applications or process which does not inherit administrative privileges will have to be authorized even if the user running it has administrator account.

UAC will prompt you via a pop up message when an application or process tries to make a change to the system. You can then allow or deny the access in the UAC prompt.

As a personal computer user, you may not want these UAC prompts and can disable them by following the below mentioned steps.

How to Disable UAC in Windows 10:

  1. Open the Control Panel (icons view) and select User Accounts.
  2. Click on the Change User Account Control settings link.
    How to Disable UAC
  3. If prompted by UAC, click on Yes to continue.
  4. In the User Account Control settings, move the slider to the bottom (Never Notify).
    How to Disable UAC
  5. If prompted by UAC, click on Yes to continue.

Note: If you want to stay secured and limit the UAC prompts, you can choose other options in User Account Control settings.

How to Disable UAC in Registry Setting

  1. Open Registry Editor by pressing Windows + R key combination, type in regedit and press Enter.
  2. If prompted by UAC, click on Yes to continue.
  3. Go to [su_note]HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows
  4. In right-side pane, look for a EnableLUA and set the value to 0 and close Registry Editor.
  5. Restart your computer.

How to Disable UAC

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