How to turn off UAC in Microsoft Vista OS

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How to turn off UAC in Microsoft Vista OS

Post by Apoptosis » Sun Jul 12, 2009 8:31 pm

Windows Vista has a lot of things that bother a lot of people. And Vista has a feature called UAC (User Account Control) enabled by default. The purpose behind this utility starts many applications in a restricted shell, offering the user a reprieve from apps that he or she may not want installed. In previous versions of windows an application can be executed as administrator without the user’s knowledge. This was one method in which many malware infected systems. Vista, in trying to reduce one avenue for these applications, opted to restrict applications to this shell and prompting the user to elevate the installer.

Some of the tasks that trigger the UAC event are:

* installing and removing applications
* installing ActiveX controls
* installing device drivers
* changing system wide settings
* and many more…

For those of you that don’t want UAC… here is what you can to do disable UAC

1. Click Start
2. go to Control Panel
3. type UAC in the search box at the upper right
4. click “Turn User Account Control (UAC) on or off”
5. The UAC Window will open and ask to you Continue or Cancel – We want to continue
6. Uncheck the Box for “Use User Account Control (UAC) to help protect your computer” and press OK
7. You must restart your computer to apply these changes
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Re: How to turn off UAC in Microsoft Vista OS

Post by camaroguy1998 » Mon Jul 13, 2009 12:03 am

Does this apply to Win7 also?
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Re: How to turn off UAC in Microsoft Vista OS

Post by dicecca112 » Mon Jul 13, 2009 5:06 am

Sort of, the setting you want in msconfig is Change UAC Settings. I'm not sure if its ever disabled but, when you set it to Never Notify, you do not receive any notifications

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Re: How to turn off UAC in Microsoft Vista OS

Post by XstollieX » Mon Jul 13, 2009 5:31 am

An alternative way is to:
1) Open your start menu
2) type msconfig in your search bar
3) click on tools
4) scroll down to Disable UAC
5) Click on launch
6) Restart for the changes to take effect

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Re: How to turn off UAC in Microsoft Vista OS

Post by Darkstar » Wed Jul 15, 2009 7:28 am


1. Navigate through the registry editor to HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System.
2. Change the value of the ConcentPromptBehaviorAdmin key to 00000000.
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