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How to disable UAC (User Account Control)

If you hate the User Account Control warning popups and want to disable it:

  1. Click on the "Start" Menu (bottom left on the toolbar)
  2. Go to "Start Search" directly above the "Start" button
  3. Type in "User Accounts" and you'll see it come up just above
  4. Click on "User Accounts"
  5. Click on "User Account Control on or off"
  6. Uncheck "Use User Account Control (UAC) to help protect your computer"
  7. Click "OK".

Unfortunately when you disable UAC, a balloon warning will always pop up in your Systray (bottom right icons in your toolbar) when you turn on your computer. If you wish to disable this warning:

  1. Click on the "Start" button
  2. In the "Start Search" area just above the "Start" button, type in "Security Center"
  3. Click on "Security Center" (above) and you'll see "Windows Security Center" pop up.
  4. Click on "Change the way Security Center alerts me" (last option in the left panel)
  5. You will have the option to click on "Don't notify me, but display the icon" or "Don't notify me and don't display the icon (not recommended)".
  6. Pick one of the options and you're done!

This tip is entirely up to you and totally reversible if you're uncomfortable about your decision.


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How to Disable User Account Control (UAC)