How To Disable Windows 8 User Account Control (UAC)
- March 22, 2019
- Posted by: Craig Chamberlin
- Category: Microsoft Windows
This article aims to teach a user How To Disable Windows 8 User Account Control (UAC). Many of my fellow techies are going to initially freak out over this lesson. However, if you’re a veteran computer user and are not concerned with the benefits of User Account Control (UAC), then disabling it is a great way to improve your Windows 8 experience.
For those of you who do not know what User Account Control (UAC) is, essentially it is the “ARE YOU SURE YOU WANT TO RUN THIS?!” prompt that comes up nearly 1,000,000 times per user session. The reason you see this prompt is because an application is attempting to access system files and it needs explicit permissions to do so.
This video covers how to modify the Windows 8 User Account Control settings to be less intrusive during the Windows 8 experience. Although Windows 8 user account control is important for security, it can also be detrimental to the user experience. Disabling it can improve overall usability of the Windows 8 operating system.
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If this video is confusing or causes frustration then I encourage you to read the step by step instructions I have listed below.
The following are step by step instructions. These instructions aim to help eliminate the need to watch the above video. If you run into issues when following these instructions then I strongly recommend viewing the video above.
- Open Your Windows 8 Metro UI (Start Menu)
- Type User Account Control And The Search Box Will Come Up.
- On The Left Hand Side Search Results, Choose Change User Account Control Settings.
- Move The Slider Down To Never Notify.
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