Disable or turn off UAC in Windows Vista with this simple trick.
One of the most annoying feature on Windows Vista is the User Account Control (UAC) feature. It is a feature that’s been baked into Windows Vista to make Windows Vista more secure but the implementation of UAC made it so bad that many of us would prefer to trade-off the security advantage that it brings-in to the annoyance in itself.
Note: Turning off UAC is a security risk to your computer and you should only do this if
- you are sure of what you are doing with your computer
- you are the only user of your computer
- you are tech-savvy enough to understand what’s getting installed and what system settings are being changed
Follow these simple steps to disable / turn off UAC in Windows Vista,
Step-1: Launch Control Panel
Click the “Start” button and click on the “Control Panel” menu item.
Step-2: Search for UAC
Type-in UAC in the Search box at the top right side of the Control Panel dialog. Windows Vista will filter down the result to “User Accounts” with an option to “Turn User Account Control (UAC) on or off”. Click on the “Turn User Account Control (UAC) on or off” option.
Step-3: Disable / turn off UAC
In the next window make sure to uncheck the “Use User Account Control (UAC) to help protect your computer” option. Hit the “OK” button to close the dialog.
Windows Vista will ask you to restart the computer for the changes to take effect. Restart the computer if it is convenient to you.
If not hit the “Restart later” button and Vista will notify you about the change that UAC is turned off.
You should be extra cautious when UAC is disabled as it poses a security risk to your computer without UAC. I hope this article helped you easily disable UAC. If you have any questions/comments regarding this please make sure to let us know in comments.