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Find UAC Settings and Turn On or Off in Windows 10, 8 or 7

In this blog we see how to find UAC (User Account Control) Settings and Turn On or Off in Windows 10, 8 or 7.

A quick way to find UAC settings in Windows.

  1. Press Win+R
  2. Type – UserAccountControlSettings
  3. Then press Enter
We have two option to Enable or Disable User Account Control (UAC) in Windows 10 and 8.
From Control Panel
  1. First select the “Start” button, then type “User Control“. Here you see an option that says “Change User Account Control settings“. Select that option.
  2. Now a screen will appear in front of you, where you can choose any of the following selections using the vertical slider:
    • Always notify me when– Programs try to install software or make changes to my computer and when I make changes to Windows settings.
    • Notify me only when programs try to make changes to my computer– Don’t notify me when I make changes to Windows settings.
    • Notify me only when programs try to make changes to my computer (do not dim my desktop)– Don’t notify me when I make changes to Windows settings.
    • Never notify me when– Programs try to install software or make changes to my computer and when I make changes to Windows settings.
From MSCONFIG
  1. Hold the Windows Keydown and press “R” to bring up the “Run” dialog.
  2. Then type “msconfig“. Now an option for “System Configuration” should appear. Now select it.
  3. After that select the “Tools” tab.
  4. Now select “Change UAC Settings“, then select the “Launch” button.
  5. You can choose one of four levels as stated above. The bottom option completely disables UAC.
Windows 7
  1. First click the “Start”, and then type “UAC” in the Start Search box.
  2. Now the result of “Change User Account Control settings” should appear at the top of the area. Select it.
  3. Then click “Yes” if a dialog appears.
  4. You can choose any of the settings as per requirement:
  • Always notify me when – Programs try to install software or make changes to my computer and when I make changes to Windows settings.
  • Notify me only when programs try to make changes to my computer – Don’t notify me when I make changes to Windows settings.
  • Notify me only when programs try to make changes to my computer (do not dim my desktop) – Don’t notify me when I make changes to Windows settings.
  • Never notify me when – Programs try to install software or make changes to my computer and when I make changes to Windows settings.

Choose a selection, then select “OK“, and your UAC setting is set.

By following above steps you can easily Enable or Disable User Account Control (UAC) in Windows 10, 8 and 7. 

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