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How to tame Windows 10 User Account Control.

  Peter~24 14:57 02 Jan 2020

Happy New Year everyone.

I have just updated an HP Elitebook 8570w laptop from Windows 7 Pro to Windows 10 Pro (for FREE!). The laptop is about 7 years old and has a third generation i7 processor. It seems to have mostly gone well, but the User Account Control pops up quite often and repeatedly.

My question is there a way to tame the UAC, perhaps a Whitelist of trusted programmes? I would rather not turn the UAC off as I am not sure if that is the safe thing to do.

All suggestions are welcome.


  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 15:53 02 Jan 2020

click here read the bit about the slider

  x13 16:16 02 Jan 2020

Easier is to click on start and just type UAC and select 'change user account control settings' in list. Change settings there and reboot.

  Govan1x 23:26 02 Jan 2020

If you have decent security programs turn it of it is nothing but a nuisance.

  Peter~24 23:48 02 Jan 2020

Thanks for all the suggestions.

I agree with you Govan1x, it is nothing but a nuisance.

I seem to remember that in the past, in an earlier version of Windows, I think it was Norton that produced a programme that allowed you to answer the UAC query box with the allow button press and that answer was remembered for future uses of that programme.

What I am really after is something which will let me Whitelist the programmes I want to use without UAC intervention.

Regards, Peter.

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