Enhance or Disable User Account Control (UAC) (Video Tutorial)


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Jul 22, 2005

With the introduction of Windows Vista, a new type of security feature was added to Windows called User Account Control. User Account Control prommpts the user any time a serious change may be made to the computer. If an application requires administrator privileges, or is even asked to run, a User Account Control dialogue box usually appears.

Many users, familiar with Windows XP, but who, ironically, complained about the lax security in Windows XP, did not like this feature that was introduced in Windows Vista. They felt that it was obtrusive, obnoxious, and annoying. Microsoft took steps to make the feature less intrusive in Windows 7 by toning it down quite a bit.

However, in this brief tutorial, I will show you how to disable or enhance User Account Control in Windows 7, quickly, and easily.

There are many different ways you can change the way User Account Control (UAC) behaves, and in this guide I'll quickly go through how you can control User Account Control.

First of all, there are two ways to access user account control settings under Windows 7.

The first way is to simply go to the Start Menu -> Search -> and type in uac

Here you can make changes from:
  • Always notify (Recommended if you routinely use unfamilair websites)
  • Default
  • Never notify
  • Completely disabled
  • Lowering user account control is not recommended.
You will have to restart your computer once upon by changing the setting. Lowering User Account Control is not recommended, because you are compromising your computer for the sake of convenience.