How To Turn Off UAC (User Account Control) in Windows 10

By default, the User Account Control (UAC) in Windows 10 is enabled, which requires the user to constantly confirm almost all actions, which theoretically can make unwanted changes on your PC.

UAC warns users with a dialog whenever a program tries to make changes to the system, where the user should confirm if he really wants to make those changes.

Therefore, many people need to turn off those annoying warnings. So you can disable User Account Control (UAC) using these steps.

Option 1: Using the Control Panel

The first methods for disabling UAC is using the Control Panel.

1. Press Windows+R to open the Run dialog, enter control panel in the empty box and click OK.

2. Click on “View by” and choose “Large Icons” then click “User Accounts”.

3. Click on “Change User Account Control settings”.

4. Then if you want to completely turn off UAC drag the vertical slider down to “Never notify” and click OK.

5. You need to make a selection again on the “User Account Control” pop-up box, click on “YES” or “Allow”

6. Finally, you must reboot the PC for changes to take effect.

Option 2. Turn Off UAC in Windows 10 via Registry Editor

1. Open “Registry Editor” by pressing Windows+R to open the Run dialog, enter regedit in the empty box and click OK.

2. If prompted by UAC, click on Yesto continue. In the left-side pane of Registry Editor, navigate to the following key


3. Then double-click “EnableLUA” to modify a value.

4. In the “Value data” box type 0 to turn off UAC and click OK.

5. Close Registry Editor and reboot the PC for changes to take effect.

Abdelrahman Reda

Abdelrahman Reda is a Motivated Support Engineer with 6+ years of corporate and consumer support experience. His experience related to administration of Network, NOC support, computers and anti-virus server, data entry, networking sites, remote support.

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