Windows 10 Tutorials 84 – How to Disable UAC

How to Disable UAC In Windows 10

There are probably a lot of times when while you’re using a program in Windows, a screen which looks like the one above pops up at you. This security feature is called UAC or User Account Control. Are you getting irritated with it? Feel like turning it off? Then you’ve come to the right place.

How to disable UAC

What is UAC?

UAC is a security feature. It makes sure that no application will run with administrative permissions/make changes to your computer, unless you allow it to do so.

That can be important as without it, a virus wouldn’t have to use tricks in order to infect you.

When an application has to make changes on your computer, the UAC will pop-up and will ask if you’ll allow it to do so. Thus giving it administrative permissions until you close it.

Be careful

Disable this only if you’re a tech-savvy person or if you truly trust your security programs.

Disabling this feature while you’re logged in as an administrator will make all computer applications run with administrative privileges. Which, is not a good thing.

How to Disable UAC in Windows 10

The first thing that you’ll have to do is to open the control panel. Go to the left part of your taskbar where you’ll find the search bar, then type Control Panel and open it.

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Now you just need to go into the user account settings, to do that, click on User Accounts, and do the same with the next window for this screen to come up.

How to disable UAC
At this point, all you have to do is to click on Change User Account Control Settings. 

How to turn off UAC

Now you can disable or enable UAC. To completely disable it, just drag the bar all the way down.

Sliding it up will enable it again. The further you go, the more often that you’ll have it popping up on your screen.

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5 comments
Keith Davis says March 3, 2016

The problem with this option is it breaks many parts of Windows – some built in applications don’t run and some run but with a false error message about not being able to be run by the built-in administrator.

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    SP4C3 says December 8, 2016

    Just go and complain to microshit. 😀

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Bruce Wayne says December 6, 2016

How the heck do you set this back? After changing it to 0 and rebooting, it won’t let you edit it anymore.

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    Dan says December 14, 2016

    This should not have affected whether or not you can edit the registry. It would have simply stopped asking you to authorize it.
    You sure that you’re using the same User Account?

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