How To: Disable(or Turn Off) Annoying UAC(User Account Control) in Windows 7
Disable or Turn Off UAC (User Account Control) in Windows 7 through Control Panel
- To user Control Panel to disable UAC(User Account Control) in Windows 7, there are several methods to access the User Account Control settings page:
- Go to Windows 7 Start Menu -> Control Panel -> User Accounts and Family Safety -> User Account.
- Go to Start Menu -> Control Panel -> System and Security -> Action Center.
- Click or right click on Flag icon in notification area (system tray), and then Open Action Center.
- Type “MsConfig” in Start Search to start System Configuration, then go to Tools tab, select Change UAC Settings, then click on Launch button.
- Click on User Account Control(UAC) settings link.
- Slide the slider bar to the lowest value (towards Never Notify), with description showing Never notify me.
- Click OK to make the change effective.
- Restart the computer to turn off User Access Control.
Disable UAC in Windows 7 with Registry Editor (RegEdit)
- Run Windows 7 Registry Editor (RegEdit).
- Navigate to the following registry key:HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionPoliciesSystem
- Locate the following REG_DWORD value:EnableLUA
- Set the value of EnableLUA to 0.
- Optional step to suppress UAC consent prompt dialog, locate the following REG_DWORD value:ConsentPromptBehaviorAdmin
- Set the value of ConsentPromptBehaviorAdmin to 0 (optional).
- Exit from Windows 7 Registry Editor and restart the computer to turn off UAC.
Turn Off UAC in windows 7 Using Group Policy
For Windows 7 Ultimate, Business or Enterprise edition which has Local Group Policy, or computer joined to domain and has Active Directory-based GPO, the group policy can be used to disable UAC for local computer or many computer across large networks at once.
- Enter GPedit.msc in Start Search to run Local Group Policy editor. (Or gpmc.msc to run Group Policy Management Console for AD-based domain GPO editor).
- Navigate to the following tree branch:Computer Configuration -> Windows Settings -> Security Settings -> Local Policies -> Security OptionsIn GPMC, browse to the required GPO which is linked to the domain or OU where the policy wants to apply.
- Locate the following policy in the right pane:User Account Control: Behavior of the elevation prompt for administrators in Admin Approval ModeSet its value to Elevate without prompt.
- Locate the following policy in the right pane:User Account Control: Detect application installations and prompt for elevationSet its value to Disabled.
- Locate the following policy in the right pane:User Account Control: Run all administrators in Admin Approval ModeSet its value to Disabled.
- Locate the following policy in the right pane:User Account Control: Only elevate UIAccess applications that are installed in secure locationsSet its value to Disabled.
- Restart the computer when done.
The annoying UAC prompts in Windows 7 is now gone.