How to Manage UAC (User Account Control) in Windows 10
UAC or User Account Control in Windows 10 is a build in feature that prevents programs like games, apps and many others from making a change to your operating system that in a worst case scenario might damage your operating system to the point where you cannot repair it and be forced to install a backup copy or just reinstall Windows 10.
Usually the User Account Control prompts you via a message when an application tries to make a change to the system files and in which case you can allow access to do so or deny access to prevent a potential harm to the operating system. If you get tired of all the messages regarding the access approval you can simply disable this feature by following the lines posted below.
Tutorial on how to manage UAC in Windows 10
This method will show you how to disable the User Account Control feature from within the Control Panel you have in Windows 10.
- Left click or tap on the â€śStartâ€ť button to open it.
- In the search box present there you will need to write the following: â€śControl Panelâ€ť without the quotes.
- After the search is finished you will need to left click or tap on the â€śControl Panelâ€ť icon that shows up.
- Now that you have in front of you the Control Panel window you need to open the â€śUser Accounts and Family Safetyâ€ť
- In the â€śUser Accounts and Family Safetyâ€ť feature you will need to open the â€śUser Accountsâ€ť feature.
- Now you will need to left click or tap on the â€śChange User Accounts Control settingsâ€ť link situated under the â€śManage another accountâ€ť feature.
Note: You can also do it by left clicking on the â€śStartâ€ť button and typing the following â€śuac sâ€ť and opening the â€śChange user account control settingsâ€ť icon.
- In the next window that shows up you will get a slider situated on the left side in the window that shows in the upper side â€śAlways notifyâ€ť and in the lower side â€śNever notifyâ€ť.
- Left click on the slider to the â€śNever notifyâ€ť all the way to the end in order disable the UAC feature.
- Left click on the â€śOKâ€ť button and close all the windows you opened so far.
- The next time you install an app you can see if the User Account Control window pops up or not but if you have it on â€śNever Notifyâ€ť it should prompt you for anything.
Another way how to disable the User Account Control feature is by accessing the registry files but you will learn how to do it by reading below.
- Press and hold the â€śWindowsâ€ť button and the â€śRâ€ť button.
- You should have in front of you the â€śRunâ€ť window.
- In the â€śRunâ€ť window you need to write the following: â€śregeditâ€ť but without the quotes.
- Press the â€śEnterâ€ť button on the keyboard.
- You now have in front of you the â€śRegistry Editorâ€ť window.
- On the left side pane left click to open the â€śHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINEâ€ť file.
- In the â€śHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINEâ€ť left click to open â€śSoftwareâ€ť folder.
- In the â€śSoftwareâ€ť folder left click to open â€śMicrosoftâ€ť folder.
- In the â€śMicrosoft” folder left click to open â€śWindowsâ€ť.
- In â€śWindowsâ€ť folder left click on â€śCurrentVersionâ€ť folder.
- In â€śCurrentVersionâ€ť folder left click to open â€śPoliciesâ€ť folder.
- In the â€śPoliciesâ€ť folder left click on â€śSystemâ€ť
- Now on the right side pane double click to open the â€śEnableLUAâ€ť DWORD.
- Under the â€śValue Dataâ€ť field modify the value and put it to â€ś0â€ť.
- Left click on the â€śOKâ€ť button in the window.
- Close the Registry Editor window .
- Reboot the Windows 10 operating system.
- Try and see if your UAC has been disabled.
This is all you have to do in order to disable your UAC feature but keep in mind that it is always helpful for you to keep this feature enabled in order to better protect your Windows 10 operating system from unwanted changes to the system. Please write us below any questions you may have on this article and we will help you further with this subject.