How to Disable User Account Control (UAC) on Windows 7/ 8

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User Account Control or popularly known as UAC is a security feature in your Windows Vista , Windows 7 and Windows 8 /8.1 OS. This restricts any app from making unwanted changes to your PC. Change cannot be made, until and unless the users confirms the decision to allow the app to make necessary changes. However, few users may get annoyed of the regular pop-ups, which keeps on asking for permission to make changes. Now, if you want to disable UAC in Windows 7 and Windows 8 / 8.1 PC then here is how to do it.

How to Disable User Account Control (UAC) on Windows 7/ 8

Disable User Account Control In Windows 7

1. Click on Start button and search UAC or User Account Control.

2. Click on Change User Account Control Settings to open UAC window.

3. Next you need to drag the slider up or down based on your requirement. If you drag the slider to the lowest, then you have disabled the User Account Control or UAC in Windows 7.  Click on OK to save the changes.

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However, do note that disabling the UAC is generally not recommended as you will not be notified when a program tries to make changes to your computer.

Disable User Account Control  (UAC) on Windows 8 and Windows 8.1

1. Open Start Screen on your Windows 8 running PC and search for UAC.

2. This will show Change user Account Control Settings. click on it open it.

3. Under the User Account Control Settings window, you will see a slider to choose when to be notified about the change to your computer.

4. Now if you drag the slider to all the way down, that means you have successfully disabled the UAC in Windows 8 or Windows 8.1 PC.  Click OK to save the changes.

Do note that, after disabling UAC in Windows 8 you will not be notified when Apps try to install software or make changes to my computer and when you make any changes to Windows settings. 

That’s it. By following the above  steps you should be able to disable UAC in Windows  and Windows 8 /8.1 devices. However, it’s always recommended to enable UAC (User Account Control) as the UAC disabled systems are less secure than the UAC enabled systems. 

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