How to enable/disable UAC on Windows 10

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User Account Control, also known as UAC, is part of Windows security. UAC prevents applications from making unwanted changes on your computer. When a software tries to change the system – in relation to a part of the Registry or system files, Windows 10 displays the UAC confirmation dialog. If you want to make these changes, the user can confirm.

UAC provides a specific security environment for user accounts that restrict access and can enhance a specific process with full access rights when needed. However, many users feel unhappy when the screen appears UAC window appears. If you are a Windows 10 user and you do not want to display the UAC window, then you can disable UAC.

In the article below, the network administrator will guide you two ways to disable UAC on Windows 10.

If you are a Windows 7 or Windows Vista user, you can refer to how to disable UAC on Windows 7 and Windows Vista here:

1. Disable UAC through the Control Panel

To disable UAC through the Control Panel, follow these steps:

1. Open the Control panel.

To open the Control Panel on Windows 10, press the Windows + X key combination to open the Power User Menu, and then click Control Panel.

2. On the Control Panel, access the following path:

Control PanelUser Accounts and Family SafetyUser Accounts

Here, find and click the Change User Account Control settings.

Alternatively, click the Start button to open the Start Menu, and then type the following command into the Search box:

uac s

Click Change User Account Control settings on the list of search results.

3. On the User Account Control settings page, move the slider to the bottom (Never Notify):

Click OK and UAC will be disabled.

2. Disable UAC through Registry Tweaks

Also you can disable UAC by using Registry Editor.

Open the Registry Editor by pressing the Windows + R key combination to open the Run window, then type regedit and hit Enter. If the message UAC appears on the screen, click Yes to continue.

2. On the UAC window, navigate to the following key:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionPoliciesSystem

Without a registry key in the path above you can create that Registry key.

3. In the right pane, edit the value DWORD EnableLUA and set the value to 0:

If there is no DWORD value then you can proceed to create that value.

4. Restart your computer.

If you do not want to tweak the Registry Editor, you can use Winaero Tweaker to disable UAC.

Download Winaero Tweaker and install it here.

Once installed, access User Accounts => Disable UAC: