Saturday, August 16, 2008

How to disable Windows Vista User Account Control ?

This new security tool called 'Windows Vista User Account Control' is meant to keep your computer safe and clean of viruses that's one thing which is very important for your computer. But you don't want to get bothered with annoying warnings from Windows Vista each time you install a program or when you make a change in Vista's settings.

Without any doubt is Vista's most irritating tool this User Account Control (UAC). The User Account Control takes care that Windows asks permission to several system sources over and over again. I have to admit that this standard setting helps you to keep your computer clean, but do you really want to give permission for every small setting change, like changing the Windows' standard font?

I think your answer is NO!

Fortunately there is an easy way to disable the User Account Control. You can disable the UAC by clicking:

  • Start
  • (Settings)
  • Control Panel
  • User Accounts

The next screen is shown:

Windows Vista User Accounts

In this screen you see the option 'Turn User Account Control on or off'.
By clicking this option the next screen is shown:

Windows Vista User Account Control

Here you simply remove the '√' from the checkbox to disable the UAC tool. After clicking the 'Ok' button you will be asked to restart your computer the activate your changes. After your computer is restarted you won't be bothered anymore by the UAC.

If you want to enable the User Account Control again, you simply repeat the above and you place back the '√' in the checkbox and click 'Ok'. After restarting your computer the UAC is activated again to help you protect your computer better.

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