UAC is a valuable security feature. In order to protect your PC from malware and other threats, UAC requests system access from applications that are running on it. An application running on your system must request to “Run as Administrator” in order to make changes. You waste valuable time if your applications always interrupt you to ask for administrator access. We are Going to Share “The best way to turn off User Account Control (UAC) in Windows 10”

When UAC is enabled, apps and tasks run in the context of a non-administrator account and require administrator authorization. When UAC is disabled, you won’t be bothered by annoying UAC prompts, but apps can now make changes to your system without your permission.

How to disable User Account Control (UAC) in Windows 10

Here’s how to change UAC on Windows 10:

  1. Search for UAC by clicking the Start icon or clicking the Search button in the lower right corner of your desktop.
  2. Click Open under Change User Account Control settings.
  3. Click and drag the slider to the bottom, Never notify, in the User Account Control Settings window.
  4. Confirm your changes by clicking OK. A final UAC prompt will appear to confirm your changes.

If you use this setting, applications will be able to request Run as Administrator access and will be granted that access immediately without a UAC prompt.

Settings for User Account Control (UAC)

There are four levels of security available in the UAC Settings

  1. I want to be notified whenever: This option will notify you when programs try to install software, make changes to your PC, or when you change Windows settings. Using this option will freeze all other tasks until you respond. Should only be used for frequent software installations or visits to unsecure sites.
  2. This is the default Windows setting that only notifies you when programs attempt to make changes to your computer. When you want to be notified when new programs attempt to make changes to your PC but not when you change Windows settings, this option is recommended.
  3. I would only like to be notified when programs attempt to make changes to my computer (do not dim my desktop). This option alerts you when programs attempt to install software or make changes to your PC. But it does not freeze other tasks or wait for a response. If your desktop dims slowly, this option is recommended. The use of this option is not recommended, and it is only recommended for Windows 10 running on older hardware.
  4. This option should never be used (Disable UAC). The UAC prompt does not appear when you make changes to Windows settings. If programs install software or change your PC.

Re-enable UAC

Reopen the User Account Control Settings window, drag the slider back to the default setting. Then, click OK to confirm your changes. If you ever need to re-enable UAC, do so by re-opening the window and selecting the option again. You won’t need to reboot or confirm another UAC prompt after the changes take effect.

Unless you have good reason, you should not change the UAC settings on your PC. In my case, I don’t want to be bombarded with UAC prompts every time I install a new program, but you may want to choose one of the intermediate steps rather than completely shutting down UAC.