Details of User Account Control prompt in Windows® 7
What is Details of User Account Control (UAC) prompt in Windows 7? How do you disable it?
UAC in Windows 7 helps you in defending the system against intruders and malicious software. UAC will allow you to know and ask for permission at any time a program wants to make a major change on your system. UAC continues to produce pop-up messages while you are attempting to open any application on the system. These pop-ups are displayed to protect the system from unauthorized changes. You need to disable UAC if you are annoyed with these pop-ups. You can use the simple interface of UAC to disable it on the system. Otherwise, you can use some other system settings like registry and Group Policies to do the same.
Here are some tips to disable UAC on Windows 7:
- Disable using Control Panel
- Disable using registry editor
- Disable using Group Policy
Disable using Control Panel
You can use Control Panel of the system to disable UAC on a Windows 7 system. For this, you need to go to 'User Accounts and Family Safety' in Control Panel and then select 'User Accounts'. You will then get the option to change the UAC settings.
Disable using registry editor
You can use registry editor to disable UAC on a Windows 7 system. In registry editor, go to to 'HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionPoliciesSystem' and locate the registry key 'REG_DWORD: EnableLUA'. The value of 'EnableLUA' is to be changed to Zero, and after making the change, enter to the key 'REG_DWORD: ConsentPromptBehaviorAdmin' and change it’s value to Zero. You need to then restart the system and disable UAC.
You can use Group Policy of a Windows 7 system to disable UAC. For this, you need to type 'gpedit.msc' in the search bar and open Group Policy. You need to navigate to 'Local Policies' from the 'Security Settings' and you need to select 'Security Options' from the open window. You can display UAC settings displayed on the system and you need to scroll through the settings displayed. You can make appropriate changes to the settings to disable UAC on a Windows 7 system.
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