Instructions on how to turn on and off UAC on Windows 10

Instructions on how to turn on and off UAC on Windows 10

What is UAC?

User Account Control, also known as UAC, is part of the Windows security system. UAC prevents applications from making unwanted changes on your computer. When a software tries to make a system change – related to a part of the Registry or system files, Windows 10 displays a UAC confirmation dialog. If you want to make these changes, the user can confirm.

UAC provides a specific secure environment for user accounts that restrict access and can enhance a specific process with full access permissions when needed. However, many users feel dissatisfied when UAC windows appear on the screen. If you are a Windows 10 user and you also do not want to display the UAC window, then you can disable UAC.

In the article below, the network administrator will guide you with 2 ways to disable UAC on Windows 10.

If you are a Windows 7 or Windows Vista user, you can refer to how to disable UAC on Windows 7 and Windows Vista here:

  • Disable UAC in Windows 7
  • Disable UAC for applications in Windows Vista

1. Disable UAC via Control Panel

To disable UAC through Control Panel, follow the steps below:

1. Open the Control panel.

To open Control Panel in Windows 10, press Windows + X to open the Power User Menu, and then click Control Panel .

2. On the Control Panel window, navigate to the following path: Control Panel > User Accounts . Here, find and click the link Change User Account Control settings .

Alternatively, enter Change User Account Control settings in the search box.

3. On the User Account Control settings window, move the slider to the bottom (Never Notify):

Click OK and UAC will be disabled.

2. Disable UAC through Registry tweak

Alternatively you can disable UAC by using Registry Editor.

1. Open Registry Editor by pressing Windows + R key combination to open the Run window, then type regedit and press Enter. If the UAC message appears on the screen, click Yes to continue.

2. On the UAC window, navigate to the following key:


If you don’t have a Registry key in the path above you can create that Registry key.

3. In the right pane, edit the value DWORD EnableLUA and set the value to 0:

If there is no DWORD value, you can proceed to create that value.

4. Restart your computer.

If you don’t want to tweak the Registry Editor, you can use Winaero Tweaker to disable UAC.

  • Download Winaero Tweaker to your device and install it here.

After installation is complete, access User Accounts => Disable UAC :

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  • How to use all the backup and restore tools in Windows 10

Good luck!