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  1. Joined : Oct 2014
    Posts : 25
    Windows 7
       11 Oct 2014 #1

    How to turn off User Account Control


    I am finding it very hard to find all the settings. the PC Settings tab has very little on it. I would love to have my Control Panel back, but the first thing I want is to turn off the useless User Account Control. It does nothing but waste time asking if I want to open a program I installed and clicked on. If I didn't want it to run, why did I install it and click on it?

    Anyone had any luck turning it off in Win10?
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  2. Joined : Oct 2014
    New Jersey
    Posts : 681
    Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
       11 Oct 2014 #2

    I always turn it off. Are you having a problem turning it off ?

    Are you saying you can`t get into the control panel ?

    3 things you can do.....

    Type C in the search bar,

    Add Classic Shell to windows, so you can have the Windows 7 start menu and you can add whatever you want to it.

    http://www.classicshell.net/

    or...... just put the Control Panel icon on the desktop, just as you would with Windows 7.
    Last edited by AddRAM; 11 Oct 2014 at 14:56.
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  3. Joined : Oct 2014
    Posts : 25
    Windows 7
       11 Oct 2014 #3

    That is what I am saying. I do not have Win8, so the UI is unfamiliar to me.
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  4. Joined : Oct 2013
    Texas
    Posts : 7,543
    Windows 10 Pro X64
       11 Oct 2014 #4

    To turn off UAC

    Open Control Panel.
    Click User Accounts.
    Click Change User Account Settings.
    Move the slider:
    Set to Never Notify to turn UAC OFF
    Click OK.
    Restart your computer.

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      You must be logged in with admin rights
    Last edited by Dude; 11 Oct 2014 at 14:54.
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  5. Joined : Oct 2014
    Posts : 25
    Windows 7
       11 Oct 2014 #5

    "My Start menu does not have a Control Panel link or Icon."
    That was my reply, but when I RIGHT-clicked on the Start button I got a list that included the Control Panel.
    UAC turned off, and I am much happier with my Control Panel within my grasp!

    Thanks.
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  6. Joined : Oct 2014
    Posts : 1,310
    win 10 Insider
       11 Oct 2014 #6

    Yep, that rt-click gives access to lots of useful functions.
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  7. Joined : Oct 2014
    Posts : 107
    Windows 10
       11 Oct 2014 #7

    User Account Control (UAC) helps defend your computer against hackers and malicious software. Any time a program wants to make a major change to your computer, UAC lets you know and asks for permission. If you turn off UAC, it will weaken the security of your computer.

    Use a standard user account instead of an administrator account. Take a look at this post: link
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  8. Joined : Oct 2014
    New Jersey
    Posts : 681
    Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
       11 Oct 2014 #8

    We all know what it`s for. Let`s not get into another debate of whether it`s a bad idea or a good idea. The OP wants to turn it off.
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  9. Joined : Oct 2014
    Posts : 480
    Windows 10
       11 Oct 2014 #9

    That right click has been there all through Windows 8, I think I'm starting to understand why people had problems with Windows 8.
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  10. Joined : Oct 2014
    Posts : 25
    Windows 7
       11 Oct 2014 #10

    genet said: View Post
    User Account Control (UAC) helps defend your computer against hackers and malicious software. Any time a program wants to make a major change to your computer, UAC lets you know and asks for permission. If you turn off UAC, it will weaken the security of your computer.

    Use a standard user account instead of an administrator account. Take a look at this post: link
    Odd, as I disabled it several days after I installed Win7 (within a week of release) and the only time I have gotten a virus was when my daughter got on my computer with my login. That is ONE time since release.

    Well, it is off now, and again, thanks for telling me about the right click.

    BTW, I never used WIN8 because it was too radial a change to the UI with no benefits. Even after the 8.1 update and you could use the desktop by default, there just was no reason to get 8.
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