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When you open Control Panel, just type “UAC”. The focus is in the Control Panel search box already.
The search result will bring up a link that takes you directly to the page in User Accounts where you can turn off the UAC prompts.
Typing other stuff like “prompt”, or “turn off UAC” or similar keywords will bring up the same link.

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Start- Run/search- MSconfig- Tools Tab- Disable UAS- Click Launch- Restart the PC- Done

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How to enable uac


User Account Control (UAC) can help you prevent unauthorized changes to your computer. It works by prompting you for permission when a task requires administrative rights, such as installing software or changing settings that affect other users.
We don't recommend turning User Account Control off. If you do turn it off, you should turn it back on as soon as possible.
  1. Open User Accounts by clicking the Start button 4f6cbd09-148c-4dd8-b1f2-48f232a2fd33_47.png, clicking Control Panel, clicking User Accounts and Family Safety(or clicking User Accounts, if you are connected to a network domain), and then clicking User Accounts.
  2. Click Turn User Account Control on or off. 18abb370-ac1e-4b6b-b663-e028a75bf05b_41.png If you are prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type the password or provide confirmation.
  3. Select the Use User Account Control (UAC) to help protect your computer check box to turn on UAC, or clear the check box to turn off UAC, and then click OK.

Oct 18, 2013 | Operating Systems

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How to bypass Vista's UAC using Task Scheduler and Tweak UAC


The UAC function on Windows Vista is a good idea however several applications like CCleaner and HostMan will not autostart unless you follow the instructions included in my archive file download it HERE from my SkyDrive

I have included an elevated command prompt and examples of the XML files that you can import into Task Scheduler and modify to allow the mentioned applications to run, also included is my PromptOnSecureDesktop reg tweak if needed for you system


on May 03, 2010 | Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate Edition

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Using UAC in Windows Vista


Windows Vista has the built-in ability to automatically reduce the potential of security breaches in the system. It does that by automatically enabling a feature called User Account Control (or UAC for short). The UAC forces users that are part of the local administrators group to run like they were regular users with no administrative privileges.








Although UAC clearly improves the security on Windows Vista, under some scenarios you might want to disable it, for example when giving demos in front of an audience (demos that are not security related, for example). Some home users might be tempted to disable UAC because of the additional mouse clicking it brings into their system, however I urge them not to immediately do so, and try to get used to it instead.
Anyway, if required, you can disable UAC by using one of the following methods:
Method #1 - Using MSCONFIG
  1. Launch MSCONFIG by from the Run menu.
  2. Click on the Tools tab. Scroll down till you find "Disable UAC" . Click on that line.
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  3. Press the Launch button.
  4. A CMD window will open. When the command is done, you can close the window.
  5. Close MSCONFIG. You need to reboot the computer for changes to apply.
You can re-enable UAC by selecting the "Enable UAC" line and then clicking on the Launch button.
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Method #2 - Using Regedit
  1. Open Registry Editor.
  2. In Registry Editor, navigate to the following registry key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System
  3. Locate the following value (DWORD): EnableLUA and give it a value of 0.
    disable_uac_2.gif Note: As always, before making changes to your registry you should always make sure you have a valid backup. In cases where you're supposed to delete or modify keys or values from the registry it is possible to first export that key or value(s) to a .REG file before performing the changes.
  4. Close Registry Editor. You need to reboot the computer for changes to apply.
In order to re-enable UAC just change the above value to 1.
Method #3 - Using Group Policy This can be done via Local Group Policy or via Active Directory-based GPO, which is much more suited for large networks where one would like to disable UAC for many computers at once.
If using Local Group Policy you'll need to open the Group Policy Editor (Start > Run > gpedit.msc) from your Vista computer.
If using in AD-based GPO, open Group Policy Management Console (Start > Run > gpmc.msc) from a Vista computer that is a member of the domain. In the GPMC window, browse to the required GPO that is linked to the OU or domain where the Vista computers are located, then edit it.
  1. In the Group Policy Editor window, browse to Computer Configuration > Windows Settings > Security Settings > Local Policies > Security Options.
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  2. In the right pane scroll to find the User Access Control policies (they're down at the bottom of the window). You need to configure the following policies:disable_uac_gpo_2.gif
  3. You'll need to reboot your computers.
Method #4 - Using Control Panel
  1. Open Control Panel.
  2. Under User Account and Family settings click on the "Add or remove user account".
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  3. Click on one of the user accounts, for example you can use the Guest account.
  4. Under the user account click on the "Go to the main User Account page" link.
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  5. Under "Make changes to your user account" click on the "Change security settings" link.
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  6. In the "Turn on User Account Control (UAC) to make your computer more secure" click to unselect the "Use User Account Control (UAC) to help protect your computer". Click on the Ok button.
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  7. You will be prompted to reboot your computer. Do so when ready.
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In order to re-enable UAC just select the above checkbox and reboot.

on Apr 29, 2010 | Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium...

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I have a fejl code 646, and i dont no whot to do


Step 1: Turn off UAC (use MSCONFIG)

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1. Click Start. Type MSCONFIG in the Start Search bar and press Enter.



Note: If UAC window prompts for permission to continue, please click Continue.



2. Click Tools.

3. Highlight Disable UAC, click Launch.

4. Restart the computer and test the issue again.



Note: If you turn on UAC, please launch Enable UAC



If the steps do not work, let's refer to the following steps to manually download and install the updates.



Manually download and install updates

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1. Visit Microsoft Download Center: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads

2. Use the IDs of Windows Updates to find the download links. For example, you can use the key word KB972363 to find the link to download update 972363.

3. Download updates from the links and save them to the desktop. Double click on the installation files and install the updates manually.

Dec 01, 2010 | Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium with...

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I can't get rid of the UAC when I launch Firefox. I have to type my password 3 or 4 times so the prompt disappears. I'm using Vista Home Basic Edition What to do ?


Set to OFF the UAC for each session simply go to START>>RUN>>msconfig when it comes up select the Tools tab, scroll down until you see Disable UAC, well disable it reboot and that pesky, yet helpful, UAC will be gone...

Mar 05, 2010 | Microsoft Windows? Vista Home Basic...

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How to disable user account control in vista


Open up Control Panel, and type in “UAC” into the search box. You’ll see a link for “Turn User Account Control (UAC) on or off”:


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On the next screen you should uncheck the box for “Use User Account Control (UAC)”, and then click on the OK button.


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You will need to restart your pc to take the changes effect.

on Mar 02, 2010 | Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate Edition

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Window ask for Permission: UAC Permission (User Account Control)


Applicable for all Window Vista

Any Edition

32-bit & 64-bit

General Information: UAC in windows vista a new security feature. But generally this has nothing to do with security. It is only requesting you if you want to allow any changes or not.

Changes such as Installation or removal of program, etc.

Main Effect: Window activities delays, Screen become flickering and Flashing.

It is advisable to keep this feature off as you will have to keep on unblocking every time. It is absolutely safe to turn it off.

How to Turn it Off?

Please go to the Control Panel. Click on User Accounts (Select the Classic view, if not selected)

Then please 'Turn User Account Control on or off'
(You may need to press Continue)

Please then uncheck

'Use Account Control (UAC) to Help Protect your Computer'

This is only required to stop the delay and flickering of screen.


NOTE: If you need any assistance from me in troubleshooting the Vista or XP problems you can ASK ME anytime round the clock. Just Click the ASK ME button on this website, I will assist you through Emails and Online Remote Session.

With Best Wishes & Regards

Ellin Scott

on Oct 12, 2008 | Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium with...

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Hi, I have windows 7 but cannot install a printer - I simply get an error ''This operation has been cancelled due to restrictions on this computer. Please contact your system administrator'' UAC is on...


Though you are an administrator if UAC is on you're not gonna be able to install anything unless you right click the installer and click on "Run as administrator"

If you are annoyed of the UAC you can try to disable it try to follow this link and Method 1 is the one I recommend but it's up to you if you Method 1 didn't disable it.

http://www.mydigitallife.info/2008/12/30/how-to-disable-and-turn-off-uac-in-windows-7/

Jan 08, 2010 | Microsoft Operating Systems

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Remove secure mode in Windows Vista Ultimate


Note: Disabling UAC will lead to a less secure system, so do it at your own risk.
here is how you can do it.
Open up Control Panel, and type in "UAC" into the search box. You'll see a link for "Turn User Account Control (UAC) on or off":
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On the next screen you should uncheck the box for "Use User Account Control (UAC)", and then click on the OK button

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You'll need to reboot your computer before the changes take effect, but you should be all done with annoying prompts.

Feb 07, 2009 | Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate Edition

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Each Time Window ask for Permission: UAC Permission (User Account Control)


Applicable for all Window Vista

Any Edition

32-bit & 64-bit

General Information: UAC in windows vista a new security feature. But generally this has nothing to do with security. It is only requesting you if you want to allow any changes or not.

Changes such as Installation or removal of program, etc.

Main Effect: Window activities delays, Screen become flickering and Flashing.

It is advisable to keep this feature off as you will have to keep on unblocking every time. It is absolutely safe to turn it off.

How to Turn it Off?

Please go to the Control Panel. Click on User Accounts (Select the Classic view, if not selected)

Then please 'Turn User Account Control on or off'
(You may need to press Continue)

Please then uncheck

'Use Account Control (UAC) to Help Protect your Computer'

This is only required to stop the delay and flickering of screen.


With Best Wishes & Regards

Ellin Scott

on Oct 12, 2008 | Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate Edition

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