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Turn Off User Account Control in Windows Vista

Turning off UAC or User Account Control in Windows Vista is easy but a couple items should be considered before turning this feature off.


  1. You should only turn UAC off if you are the only user on this computer.
  2. You should only turn off UAC if your company policy allows you to do so.
  3. Again you should only turn this off if nobody else is going to have unsupervised access to your PC.
  4. You have administrator access to this computer.

If all of the above are true then follow the steps below to turn off User Account Control on your Windows Vista PC.

  1. Open Control Panel: Double click on the Windows icon in the lower left of your computer. Select Control Panel from the pop up menu.
  2. Open User Accounts: Click on “User Accounts and Family Safety” and then click on “User Accounts”.
  3. Open User Account Control: Click “Turn User Account Control on or off” near the bottom of the User Accounts page.
  4. Turn UAC Off:Now turn off UAC by¬†removing the check from the check box next to the following text:¬†“Use Account Control (UAC) to help protect your computer.
  5. Save Settings: Click OK at the bottom of the UAC window. Now close out all windows and reboot your computer.

After rebooting the changes will take effect and UAC will no longer be active. If you are the only person using this computer you will now be getting rid of all the annoying pop ups every time you attempt to do something.