3 Ways to Enable / Disable UAC in Windows 10 / 8 / 7

January 23, 2017

Every time you run an application as administrator mode, the User Account Control (UAC) window will pop up asking if you’re sure you want to let this program make any changes to your computer. This could be really annoying especially if you try to run a trusted program. In this tutorial we’ll show you 3 ways to enable / disable UAC in Windows 10, 8 and 7.

Method 1: Enable / Disable UAC Using Group Policy

  1. Press the Windows key + R shortcut to open the Run dialog. Type secpol.msc and press Enter.
  2. When the Local Security Policy window appears, navigate to: Security Settings -> Local Policies -> Security Options. Double-click the “User Account Control: Run all administrators in Admin Approval Mode” policy on the right pane.
  3. To enable UAC, you have to select the Enabled option. Or choose the Disabled option if you want to turn off UAC completely.
  4. Click OK and close Local Security Policy. Restart your computer for the UAC settings to take effect.

Method 2: Enable / Disable UAC Using Registry Hack

  1. Press the Windows key + R shortcut to open the Run dialog. Type regedit and press Enter.
  2. In the left pane of Registry Editor, navigate to the key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System
  3. Double-click the EnableLUA on the right pane, change its value to 1 if you want to enable UAC. In order to disable UAC, you have to set it to 0 again.
  4. Close Registry Editor and reboot your computer.

Method 3: Enable / Disable UAC Using Control Panel

  1. Open the Control Panel. Click the search box in the upper right corner and then type UAC and hit Enter.
  2. Click “Change User Account Control settings” from the search result.
  3. In the User Account Control Settings window, you’ll see a slider with four options. Drag the slider down to the bottom (Never notify) and this will disable UAC prompt completely, or drag the slider up to the UAC level you want.
  4. Click OK to save your changes and restart your computer.

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