Tag Archives: disable-uac

How to Disable the UAC in Windows Vista

Add to iTunes | Add to YouTube | Add to Google | RSS Feed

Recently I threw down the gauntlet, asking all of you to submit your best screencasts. I plan to highlight the best of the best here in my channel, and help promote yours. Dylan has sent a few in to us now, and they’re fantastic. This particular screencast is going to help you quickly and easily turn off the UAC in Vista.

The first way that Dylan shows us to disable the UAC is to go into your control panel, and select “User Accounts and Family Safety”. Then go to “Add or Remove User Accounts”. Highlight your account so that it’s selected. You’ll see an option at the bottom that says “Go to the Main User Accounts Page”. Select that, and at the bottom of that screen, you’ll see where it says “Turn the User Account Control On or Off”. Choose that, and uncheck the box. You’ll then need to restart your computer for the changes to take effect.

For more advanced users who are comfortable when using msconfig, you can use this method, instead. Go to your Start menu, and type msconfig in the search box so that it will open that up. Once in msconfig, click on the “Tools” tab. Scroll down until you see where it says “Disable UAC”. Click the “Launch” button, and another small box will pop up telling you the operation was completed successfully. Close that little box, click OK in msconfig, and close everything. Reboot your computer, and you’re finished!

See how easy that was? Thanks much to Dylan for providing us with this screencast. Keep them coming, everyone! Who knows – you could be featured next.

[awsbullet:screencast book]

Want to embed this video on your own site, blog, or forum? Use this code or download the video:

How to Disable UAC

http://live.pirillo.com/ – UAC, User Account Control, can be pretty annoying for a power user, especially when you’re asked "deny or allow" every five minutes. On top of that it has a very annoying "donk" sound that could annoy the dead.

Thakfully, there’s a simple way to disable UAC:

  • Go to Control Panel
  • Open User Accounts
  • Remove the checkmark from the "turn user account control on/off" section
  • UAC is now disabled!

Remember: UAC is there for your own safety, as it can help protect you, so it is recommended that you keep it on. Do not disable UAC unless you know what you are doing.

Oh, and don’t run as administrator all the time, like Chris does. It can open you up to a plethora of nasty problems.

If you want to embed the Using Vista’s UAC vide on your blog, use this code: