Today I built a new Windows Vista Virtual Machine and being that I’ve never documented the How-To disable UAC for Windows Vista (the annoying Security pop-up Windows people complain about), I figured I would take a few screen shots this time and document the simple process.
1: Open Control Panel and Type UAC into the Search Box. Click Turn User Account Control (UAC) on or off.
2: Click Continue when prompted by UAC box
3: Uncheck Box Use User Account Control (UAC) to help protect your computer then Click OK
4: Click Restart Now
Once your Vista box reboots the changes will take effect and the UAC prompts (which some people find annoying) will be disabled.
Disclaimer: Please note, disabling the Windows Vista UAC security feature will significantly increase the attack surface on your computer, allowing malicious software to more efficiently infect/compromise your computer. Please be aware of this before you follow this How-To tutorial.