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How to disable UAC feature on Windows Vista computer

What is UAC?

UAC stands for User Account Control, and is a new security feature of Windows Vista.
UAC forces users that are part of the local administrators group to run like they were regular users with no administrative privileges.

Why do we need to disables UAC?

Although UAC clearly improves the security on Windows Vista, under some scenarios you might want to disable it, for example when giving demos in front of an audience (demos that are not security related, for example). Some home users might be tempted to disable UAC because of the additional mouse clicking it brings into their system, however I urge them not to immediately do so, and try to get used to it instead.

How to disables UAC?

If required, you can disable UAC by using one of the following methods:

Method 1 - Using MSCONFIG
  1. Click on Start, in the search line type MSCONFIG and hit enter.

    Disable UAC

  2. Click on the Tools tab, scroll down until you see Disable UAC, and then click Launch.

    Disable UAC

  3. After a second a command window will pop up saying "The operation completed successfully". Close the window and reboot your machine.

    Disable UAC

Method 2 - Using Regedit
  1. Open Registry Editor.

    Disable UAC

  2. In Registry Editor, navigate to the following registry key:
    Disable UAC

  3. Locate the following value (DWORD): EnableLUA and give it a value of 0.

    Disable UAC

  4. Close Registry Editor. You need to reboot the computer for changes to apply.

    Disable UAC

Note: As always, before making changes to your registry you should always make sure you have a valid backup. In cases where you're supposed to delete or modify keys or values from the registry it is possible to first export that key or value(s) to a .REG file before performing the changes.

Method 3 - Using Group Policy
  1. In the Group Policy Editor window, browse to Computer Configuration > Windows Settings > Security Settings > Local Policies > Security Options.

    Disable UAC

  2. In the right pane scroll to find the User Access Control policies (they're down at the bottom of the window). You need to configure the following policies:

    Disable UAC

  3. You'll need to reboot your computers.

Method 4 - Using Control Panel
  1. Open up Control Panel, and type in "UAC" into the search box. You'll see a link for "Turn User Account Control (UAC) on or off":

    Disable UAC

  2. On the next screen you should uncheck the box for "Use User Account Control (UAC)", and then click on the OK button.

    Disable UAC

  3. You'll need to reboot your computers.
OK. With these methods you are successfully complete disabling UAC.

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