Disable User Account Control (UAC) in Windows 7 | Faster 7 Part 9
- October 23, 2010
- Posted by: Craig Chamberlin
- Category: Uncategorized
Today in the Faster Windows 7 series we move forward with more tweaks that will help improve the speed of your operating system. Many of you have already made it through the first 8 steps, and most of those weren’t actually tweaking your operating system that much. In this step, we get rid of one of the most annoying aspects of the Windows 7 (and Vista, for that matter) operating system. User Account Control was implemented by Microsoft as an extra security precaution, although I don’t think it is very effective at all in doing so.
Think of it this way, if you were warned before opening 90 percent of things you know you can trust, and it becomes a habit just to click “allow”, what is to keep you from just clicking “allow” habitually the next time you are requested to do so? I highly doubt this UAC feature actually adds much in the way of security when it comes to 95% of individuals. If I am wrong about this, feel free to correct me. Not to mention I absolutely despise being notified by my computer regarding anything. It’s job is to listen to me, not tell me what to do.
Disable User Access Control (UAC) in Windows 7
1. Click on the ‘Start’ button
2. Select ‘Control Panel’
3. Select ‘User Accounts and Family Safety’
4. Select ‘User Accounts’
5. Select ‘Change User Account Control Settings’
6. Drag the slider down to ‘Never Notify’
7. Select ‘Ok’
8. Restart your computer
That’s it! There is not much else to it. You are on your way to a less intrusive Windows 7 operating system already. So stay tuned, there are plenty more Windows 7 Speed tips to come.