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Disable the User Account Control (UAC) in Windows 10

Disable the User Account Control (UAC) in Windows 10: Did you get frustrated with the pop up of a UAC (User Account Control)? Most of the Windows versions from the latest to the previous versions show UAC pop-ups whenever you install any programs or launch any program or try to make changes on your device. It is one of many system security features to keep your system secure from any unwanted changes or malware attacks that can make changes on your system. It is a very useful feature. However, some people do not find it useful enough because they get irritated when UAC Windows pop-ups come again and again on their screen whenever they try to launch or run any programs. In this article, we will explain 2 methods to disable the User Account Control (UAC) in Windows 10.

Disable the User Account Control (UAC) in Windows 10

Disable the User Account Control (UAC) in Windows 10

Make sure to create a restore point just in case something goes wrong.

Method 1 – Disable User Account Control (UAC) using Control Panel

1.Search for control panel using Windows Search then click on the search result to open Control Panel.

Open Control Panel by searching for it using the Search bar

2.Now you need to navigate to User Accounts > User Accounts under Control Panel.

From Control Panel click on User Accounts

3.Now click on Change User Account Control settings option in Control Panel.

Click on Change User Account Control settings

4.Here you will see UAC Slider. You need to Slide the marker to the Bottom in order to disable the UAC pop up on your device.

Slide the marker to the Bottom in order to disable the UAC pop up

5.Finally click OK and when you get a prompt message to confirm, click on Yes button.

6.Restart your device to apply the changes completely on your device.

Note: If you want to enable the UAC again, you just need to scroll the Slider in an upward direction and save the changes.  

Alternatively, you can disable this feature by navigating to System and Security > Administrative Tools under Control Panel.

Administrative Tools under Control Panel

Here you will locate Local Security Policy. Double-click on it to open its settings.

Now expand the local policies and select Security options. On the right pane, you will notice several UAC related settings. Right-click on each one of them and select Disable. 

Under Security options double-click on UAC related settings disable and enable them

Method 2 – Disable User Account Control (UAC) using Registry Editor

Another method to disable this feature from your device is using Windows Registry. If you are not succeeded with the above-mentioned method, you can adopt this option.

Note: Control Panel method is safe for the people who are not so technical. Because changing the registry files wrongly can damage your system. Therefore, if you are changing registry files, you need to first take a complete backup of your system so that in case something goes wrong happens you can restore the system to its best working condition.

1.Press Windows + R and type regedit and hit Enter or click on OK.

Press Windows Key + R then type regedit and hit Enter

2.Navigate to the following registry key:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE > SOFTWARE > Microsoft > Windows > CurrentVersion > Policies > System

3.On the right pane, you need to locate the EnableLUA. Right-click on it and select Modify option.

Navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE - SOFTWARE - Microsoft - Windows - CurrentVersion - Policies - System and locate the EnableLUA

4.Here new Windows will open where you need to set DWORD value data to 0 and click OK.

Set DWORD value data to 0 and save it

5.Once you will save the data, you will notice a message on the lower right side of your device asking you to reboot your device.

6.Just restart your system to implement the changes that you made in the registry files. Once your system will restart, User Account Control (UAC) will be disabled in Windows 10.

Wrapping Up: Generally, it is not recommended to disable this feature from your device because it is by default enabled to secure your system. However, in some situations where you want to disable it, you can follow the methods. The best part is that whenever you want to enable this feature, you just need to follow the same methods to enable it again.

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I hope this article was helpful and you can now easily Disable the User Account Control (UAC) in Windows 10, but if you still have any questions regarding this tutorial then feel free to ask them in the comment’s section.

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Aditya Farrad

Aditya is a self-motivated information technology professional and has been a technology writer for the last 7 years. He covers Internet services, mobile, Windows, software, and How-to guides.

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