When developing Windows, Microsoft always has to keep a balance between security and user experience. Back in the days of Windows Vista, Microsoft failed to keep this balanced. Developers launched a new security measure called User Account Control which for the sake of safety asks the user to confirm almost any system action—file modifications, changing system settings, installing apps, etc. In result, major outcry happened. Later, Microsoft partially fixed annoying User Account Control prompts but kept this feature in all following Windows releases. By the time of writing this article, UAC remains in Windows 10. Although it is less annoying than ever, still many users disable User Account Control right after they finish Windows installation process. Are you also annoyed by this feature? This article will tell you how to quickly disable User Account Control prompts (on the screenshot below).
An important thing to note: Administrator access level required. Without it you can’t disable User Account Control. Also, be sure to keep your antivirus running if you want to disable User Account Control. This feature protects your PC from malware, so be sure to keep a computer safe.
There are a few ways to disable User Account Control in Windows 10. Let’s cover all of them. And yes, this instruction works is completely relevant for Windows 10 only but for Windows 8.X and 7 also.
Disable user Access Control Windows 10 – Method 1
You can disable User Account Control from itself whenever it pops on your screen.
- When User Account Control prompt appears on your screen, hit Show more details link.
- Next, click n Change when these notifications appear. This will get you to the necessary Control Panel section. In there you can disable UAC for good.
- In the new Control Panel window, pull the slider to the very bottom so that the explanation next to the slider says Never notify me when.
- Hit Ok. User Account Control will appear one last time. We find it ironic, but it is made for the sake of security. After you confirm your decision, UAC won’t nag you anymore.
Turn Off User Account Control Windows 10 – Method 2
This part of the manual is for those wanting to disable User Account Control at any time. Also, this section of the article is your choice when you want to enable User Account Control back.
- Open Settings app using Win + I shortcut. For Windows 7 and 8, go to the next step. In the search field, type User Account Control. Launch the first search result you see.
- Also, you can use Windows 7/8 way to open User Account Control settings. Hit Win + R, enter Control command.
- Go to User Accounts – User Accounts.
- Click on Change User Account Control settings.
- Move the slider to the very bottom of the screen or up if you want to enable UAC. Press OK and confirm the changes.
That’s it. There is also a possibility to disable User Account Control from the Registry Editor, but we do not recommend doing so since the methods above work much better with no chances of damaging the system.