Turn off User account control, how?

  morris948 18:02 08 Dec 2007

I have a laptop with Vista home premium, and getting bored with this annoying function of having to confirm everything to run apps.

How do you turn it off please.

  anskyber 18:07 08 Dec 2007

Control Panel,user accounts and Family,turn User account Control On or Fff the select off.

  anskyber 18:08 08 Dec 2007

Sorry about the typos.

  morris948 18:12 08 Dec 2007

many thanks !

  BurrWalnut 19:25 08 Dec 2007

You don’t have to turn UAC off, you can stop the prompt without UAC losing its security strengths. In Vista Home Basic and Vista Home Premium go to the Windows Orb (Start), type regedit, press Enter and navigate to registry key
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System and change the value of ConsentPromptBehaviorAdmin to 0 (zero) from 2.
Or read this click here

For other flavours of Vista, go to Control Panel > Administration Tools > Local Security Policy > Local Policies > Security Options, scroll down to ‘User Account Control: Behavior of the elevation prompt for administrators in Admin Approval Mode‘, double-click it and set the drop-down menu to ‘Elevate without prompting’.

  hansa 07:56 09 Dec 2007


  morris948 11:02 09 Dec 2007

Thats a great tip, and a very informative link.
Thanks to you all.

  anskyber 11:42 09 Dec 2007

This also helps with understanding what UAC does and how individual elements can be altered. click here

At the end of the day UAC is about asking a question of last resort ie "are you happy about what you are doing?" Since most malware gets onto a PC by operator "error" it is seen as an extra layer which many regard as passing the buck by Microsoft. At the end of the day it could also be seen as sharing the responsibility for messing up PC's with malicious code.

Generally, if you are confident that things can be run automatically without your express knowledge then there is little value in UAC.

  brundle 14:53 09 Dec 2007

Simplest way; click here

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