The Windows 7 UAC (User Account Control) notification is probably one of the most noticeable upgrades VS. the Windows Vista UAC notification. Microsoft must have been listening to all those Apple PC Vs. MAC commercials. 🙂
Honestly, I think the method Microsoft used to improve the Windows 7 UAC was brilliant. Rather than caving into Apple (or the user community for that matter) and making the OS less secure by removing the UAC notifications, Microsoft placed the control in the hands of the user by allowing them to adjust the level of notification using a simple slide bar. Very Groovy AND secure indeed!
How To Disable or Modify the UAC Pop-ups in Windows 7
1. Click the Start Menu. In the search box Type in UAC, then above you’ll want to Click Change User Account Control settings.
2. The User Account Control Settings window should appear. On the left, Click & Drag the Notification Slider down so that it says Never Notify. Click OK to save and finish.
If you selected “Never Notify,” the Windows 7 UAC pop-ups should stop appearing altogether. I would recommend keeping your UAC turned on especially if you’re frequently logged in with an account that has administrator privileges.
Disable UAC using the System Registry
Another method to disable the UAC is through the System Registry. Note, this is for advanced users only. That being said, here’s a quick Step-by-step.
1. Click the Windows Start button and Type regedit
2. Browse to the following registry key:
3. Double-Click the EnableLUA Key on the right and Change the value data from 1 (UAC Enabled) to 0 (UAC Disabled.)
That’s it! A reboot will be required for the modification to take effect.
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