How to Disable UAC Windows 10 - 2 Best solution

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Despite the existing problems and gaps in the security system of Windows 10, it should be noted that there are many built-in protection tools/tools that cope with their work to ensure the safety of user personal data and to maintain the proper level of operability of the operating system itself.

Even without installing specialized anti-virus software, you can quite comfortably (of course, knowingly) work in the operating system, trusting in built-in protection tools, such as Windows Defender, Firewall, Parental Control and much more.

But, like in any other software, in the user data protection system, failures/malfunctions are possible, which the user himself has to fix, and such protection tools do not always block exclusively suspicious processes.

Every Windows user is familiar with a situation where a normal routine process, constantly repeating while working with a computer, is unexpectedly interrupted with a blocking message. For example, this is an error of the form “The administrator has blocked the execution of this application.

One of the reasons for this situation can be called “User Account Control” also known as “UAC”. And it is precisely about this that the components of the security system will be discussed in the framework of this article.

What is UAC

Each user is familiar with the operation of this component. When you start any software (including games), one way or another, but leading to a change in system parameters and files, a notification appears from the operating system, which asks for confirmation of this action.

It is difficult enough to overestimate the importance of such functionality, since “UAC” prevents the implementation of unauthorized manipulations with system files.

But, as mentioned above, situations arise when absolutely legal processes fall under the lock.

Therefore, the issue of disabling "User Account Control" in Windows 10 is extremely relevant.

How to Disable UAC

But the first thing worth noting is that with the disabling of any protection component, you need to be extremely careful.

Disabling "User Account Control" should only be for the duration of a particular task, and do not leave the operating system "with UAC disabled" for a long time.

Having solved a problem of erroneous blocking-again include "UAC"

So, if your intentions have not changed to disable "UAC" will need to do only the following:

"Disabling UAC in the control panel"

  • Press the key combination "WIN+R" and run the command "UserAccountControlSettings"; 

For open User Account Control Settings, use UserAccountControlSettings command

  • The "Choose when to be notified about changes to your computer" window opens;
  • Move the slider to the bottom to the item "not recommended" and click on the "OK" button; 

In User Account Control Settings change to - Never notify

  • Confirm your authority to save changes.

Again, it is worth repeating the need to be extremely careful with disabling notifications, as the system will not notify you of possible changes, and third-party processes will receive the same access as you.

"Disable UAC with registry editor"

  • Press "WIN+R" and run "regedit";

For open Registry Editor use (regedit) command

  • Open the "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System" folder»
  • Note the three keys: 
    • "ConsentPromptBehaviorAdmin"
    • "EnableLUA"
    • "PromptOnSecureDesktop"

How to Disable UAC Windows 10 with Registry Editor

Further actions depend on what kind of result you expect from the implementation of these actions, for example:

Disable user account control and disable notifications-set the following values:

  • "ConsentPromptBehaviorAdmin" = 0
  • "EnableLUA" = 0
  • "PromptOnSecureDesktop" = 0

Enable notification when a possible change of system parameters:

  • "ConsentPromptBehaviorAdmin" = 5
  • "EnableLUA" = 1
  • "PromptOnSecureDesktop" = 1

It remains to close the registry editor and restart the computer.

Again, all this must be done with an understanding of what you need to get in the end, as well as with an understanding of the possible consequences.

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