From Petri IT
- Right-click on an open area of the Windows 8 start screen to bring up the All apps icon, which will appear in the lower-right corner. Double-click on that icon to bring up the Windows 8 Apps screen.
Figure 1: The Windows 8 ‘All apps’ icon.
- On the Apps screen, scroll to the right and look for the Windows System category. Double-click on the Control Panel icon, as shown below.
Figure 2: The Windows 8 Control Panel icon.
- On the Control Panel screen, double-click on User Accounts and Family Safety.
Figure 3: Accessing Windows 8 user account settings.
- On the User Accounts and Family Safety windows, select User Accounts.
Figure 4: Selecting User Accounts.
- Next, select Change User Account Control Settings.
Figure 5: Changing user account control settings.
- From the Change User Account Control Settings screen, use the vertical slider to select the desired UAC security level. In order to disable UAC*, move the slider all the way to the Never Notify setting at the bottom. (*Please note that this alone does not — technically speaking – disable UAC in Windows 8 entirely. Keep reading for more details.)
Figure 6: Setting UAC to ‘Never Notify’ on the ‘User Account Settings’ screen.