KB ID 0000687 Dtd 21/09/12
We have had UAC since Windows Vista, and it is less annoying now than it was then, but still one of the first things I do is turn it off. Yes I know it’s there for a reason – but as far as I’m concerned if the annoyance outweighs the benefit, then its getting turned off.
Do a Google search, and you will see some sites advocating you turn UAC off by altering this registry key.
Don’t do that, if you do, some apps will ‘not play nice’ with the new Windows 8 UI (The one we cant call Metro any more).
Option 1 (Disable UAC via MSCONFIG)
1. Press Windows Key+R > type msconfig > OK.
2. Tools tab > Change UAC Settings > Launch.
3. Drag the slider all the way to the bottom > OK
Option 2 (Disable UAC via User Account Settings)
1. Press Windows Key+X > Control Panel.
2. Small Icons > User Accounts.
3. Change User Account Settings.
4. Drag the slider all the way to the bottom > OK
Option 3 (Disable UAC via Group Policy)
1. Press Windows Key+R > type gpedit.msc > OK.
2. Navigate to;
Locate ‘User Account Control: Behaviour of the elevation prompt for administrators in Admin Approval Mode’ > Set it to ‘Elevate without prompt. ‘.
3. Locate ‘User Account Control: Detect application installations and prompt for elevation’ > Set it to Disabled.
4. Locate ‘User Account Control: Run all administrators in Admin Approval Mode’ > Set it to Disabled.
5. Locate ‘User Account Control: Only elevate UIAccess applications that are installed in secure locations’ > Set it to Disabled.
6. Exit the policy editor and reboot.
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