Disabling UAC in Windows 8


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.

Disabling Windows 8 User Account Control

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.

Disabling Windows 8 UAC

Figure 2: The Windows 8 Control Panel icon.

  • On the Control Panel screen, double-click on User Accounts and Family Safety.

Disabling Windows 8 User Account Control

Figure 3: Accessing Windows 8 user account settings.

  • On the User Accounts and Family Safety windows, select User Accounts.

Disabling Windows 8 UAC

Figure 4: Selecting User Accounts.

  • Next, select Change User Account Control Settings.

Disabling Windows 8 User Account Control

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.)

 

Disabling Windows 8 UAC

Figure 6: Setting UAC to ‘Never Notify’ on the ‘User Account Settings’ screen.

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