Disable User Account Control (UAC) in Windows 10

When we try to open any system critical application or any third-party application which has the ability for system modification, we normally get user account control box call UAC. This is sometimes annoying when we use in-house built applications as we open in-house application many times a day and we always get the UAC prompt.

The UAC prompt is good as well as it gives us the warning about the application behavior which can result in a system crash and many other unexpected things. If you are aware of the application behavior and trust the application, you can disable the UAC. The UAC dialog box looks like this.

Disable UAC in Windows 10

Click on the start menu and type Control Panel, on the top of the list you will see control panel desktop app.

Click on it to open control panel.  In the control panel, there are many item’s configurations are available. Look for User Accounts.

When you open User Accounts configuration, you will have many settings related to the user account.

Click on change user account control settings in the main window.

In user account control settings, you will have options to setup user account control box. By default, it’s at Notify me only when apps try to make changes to my system.

Slide the configuration slider up and down to setup the configuration of the user account control box.

If you move the slider up, it will increase the security and if you want to disable the dialog box, slide it to the bottom and now you will see, never notify me when apps try to install software or make changes to my computer.

Once done, click Ok and to save the settings, now whenever you will try to open the application you will not be notified via UAC.

Muhammad Imran Habib

Imran is a technology evangelist with 8 years of experience working with some of the Industry leading companies. Imran's expertise includes On-Prem/Virtual Infrastructure deployments, IT Solutions for SMEs, End User Computing Support.

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