How To: Disable Annoying User Account Control(UAC) In Windows Vista
User Account Control is easily one of the most hated features of Microsoft’s operating system, Windows Vista according to the users all around the globe. The seemingly endless stream of UAC pop-ups, asking you to confirm this action or that action, just get in the way (and aren’t particularly zippy, given the screen redraw)User Access Control (UAC) which is enabled by default in Windows Vista allows standard users (non administrators) to complete both standard and administrative tasks (if they have the administrative credentials on hand) without having to log off. The process works by assigning two security tokens to a logon. One token contains group membership information and the second controls the authorization and access data. Until Windows Vista there was only a single token which stated what a user could do. It was all or nothing. With User Access Control (UAC) even administrators must provide acceptance for various tasks.For example, the user of a computer wants to add a file to the Startup Menu to begin an application at start up. This function is trying to write to the Windows Vista registry and will cause UAC to request access even if the user is the administrator. When the user attempts to create the shortcut they are presented with a similar screen. The only difference between a standard user and administrative user is that the latter will not be prompted for credentials.While it may seem cumbersome at first, UAC prevents applications from writing to the registry inadvertently with out the user’s knowledge. It also prevents applications from installing without a user’s knowledge.
Steps to disable User Account Control (UAC) in Windows Vista:
- Click on the Windows Vista Start button. Now click Control Panel
- From the Control Panel, click User Accounts and Family Safety (or User Accounts if your in classic view)
- Click the option to Turn User Account Control on or off
- Uncheck the box next to Use User Account Control (UAC) to help protect your computer and click OK
- Restart when prompted
That’s all there is to it. Now you won’t be annoyed by the “Windows needs your permission to continue” prompt anymore while attempting to run programs from Windows Vista.