Disable User Account Control Windows 10 - Turn off UAC Windows 10 - Completely Disable UAC

In this guide, you will learn  How to Disable User Account Control Windows 10 – How to Turn off UAC Windows 10 -Completely Disable UAC

What is User Account Control and Why Disable UAC?

User Account Control (UAC) is a security feature that enables users to perform common tasks as non-administrators and as administrators without having to switch users. User accounts that are Administrators run most applications as a standard user. By separating user and administrator functions, UAC helps users move toward using standard user rights by default.There are probably a lot of times when while you’re using a program in Windows, UAC window pops up at you every time, it can be annoying for some users, So let’s see how can we disable UAC.

Be Careful When Disable UAC Windows 10

The reason this is not recommended is that the UAC actually does serve an important purpose: It alerts you to any programs that might be trying to change your computer. As a result,  malware ( malicious software) could install on PC in the back-end.There is a great risk of damage to your PC because the user is an administrator. The malware could use the administrator’s access control to infect Applications and operating system files. As a result, some infected applications become nearly impossible to remove.

When UAC is Enable

The built-in Administrator account uses Admin Approval Mode. By default, any operation that requires elevation of privilege will prompt the user to approve the operation.

When UAC is Disable

The built-in Administrator account runs all applications with full administrative privilege.


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Disable User Account Control Windows 10

  • Press WIN KEY + R.
  • Type user account control settings.
  • Click OK.
  • Move the bar to Never notify.
  • Click OK.
  • Then Click Yes when prompted.
  • Restart the computer.

Note :

In Windows 10, this does not fully disable UAC, only reduces its functionality. To completely disable UAC Windows Registry or Group Policy Editor which is not recommended.

Disable User Account Control Windows 10 - Turn off UAC Windows 10 - Completely Disable UAC

Completely Disable UAC in Registry Editor

  • Press WIN KEY + R.
  • Type “regedit” and hit Enter search for “registry Editor in Start menu.
  • Click OK.
  • Then Click Yes if prompted.
  • Go up to the top to File and then down to Export and save a backup somewhere you will remember.
  • In the left pane, go to
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System
  • In the right pane, double-click EnableLUA.
  • Change Value Data to 0(zero).
  • Click OK.
  • Close the Registry Editor.
  • Restart the computer.

Disable User Account Control Windows 10 - Turn off UAC Windows 10 - Completely Disable UAC

Enable UAC Windows 10

To re-enable User account control follow above steps except for :

  • Change Value Data to 1.

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Faisal Hafeez is a Developer, Designer, and Writer.He covers Microsoft, Linux, Android and Web Technologies. In addition, to writing, he is doing bachelors in Computer Science.He's interested primarily in how information technology impacts the way people communicate, trade, and consume.

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