How To Disable User Account Control on Windows 7 or Vista

By 14/02/2012February 1st, 2021How To, Mobile Geeks

Hello lovely people 🙂

Here we go, another week another  how to computer repairs. Aren’t MobileGeeks awesome? 😉 While I have written before about how to enable or disable the UAC from the command line, I have found a much easier way that you can use. 

Before I start, consider yourself warned that disabling UAC will lead to a less secure system.

How to disable the UAC on Windows Vista

Open up Control Panel, and type in *UAC* into the search box. You’ll see a link for *Turn User Account Control (UAC) on or off*:

control panel user accounts

Uncheck the box for “Use User Account Control (UAC)”, on the next screen and then click on the OK button.

turn on user account control

You should now be finished with all those annoying prompts but you will need to reboot your computer before any changes can take effect.

How to disable the UAC on Windows 7

It’s much easier to deal with the UAC settings in Windows 7 and if you do not want to completely disable the UAC you don’t have to!

Type UAC into the start menu or Control Panel search box.

change user account control settings

Then simply drag the slider up or down, depending on how often you want to be alerted.

user account control settings

If you drag it all the way down to the bottom, you will disable it entirely.

Over and out

Your computer repairs girl.


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