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

In Windows 10, UAC (User Account Control) is enabled by default, and Windows 10 has the option to disable it.

I highly recommend you not to disable UAC. However, if that is what you want to do, then move ahead with the steps.

Disable UAC in Windows 10

Steps

Open Start Menu. Type "UAC"(without double quotes). Now, you can see "Change User Account Control settings."

Change User Account Control Settings is shown in the search result

Click on it.

In the "User Account Control Settings" window, you can see the slider which you can use to select between four options.

Let's see what those four options are:

Always notify me when - you will be notified when the application tries to install software or make changes to your PC. Also, you will be notified when you make changes to the Windows settings.

Notify me only when applications try to make changes to my computer (default) - this option will notify you when the applications attempt to make changes to your PC, and the changes you make to the Windows settings will not be notified. Keep in mind that this is the default UAC setting.

Notify me only when applications try to make changes to my computer (do not dim my desktop) - It does all the things that the above (second) option do except one thing - it will not dim your desktop when UAC popup appears.

Never notify me when - it will not notify you when applications try to install software or make the change to your PC. It also won't notify you of the changes you made to Windows settings.

Drag the slider all the way down to select "Never notify me when" option.

Never notify is chosen to disable UAC

Click on "OK" button at the bottom.

Now, click on "Yes" in the UAC popup.

That is all. All are done.

Enable UAC in Windows 10

If you want to enable UAC in future, here are the steps you need to follow:

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    Open "User Account Control Settings" window (Open Start Menu, type "UAC" (without double quotes) and you can see "Change User Account Control settings" option. Click on it).
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    As you know, except "Never notify me when" option, all the other options can enable UAC.
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    Now, drag the slider to choose the option you prefer and then hit "OK" button at the bottom.

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