Windows 10: How to turn off User Account Control

Discus and support How to turn off User Account Control in AntiVirus, Firewalls and System Security to solve the problem; I am finding it very hard to find all the settings. the PC Settings tab has very little on it. I would love to have my Control Panel back, but the... Discussion in 'AntiVirus, Firewalls and System Security' started by mac173173, Oct 10, 2014.

  1. mac173173 Win User

    How to turn off User Account Control


    I am finding it very hard to find all the settings. the PC Settings tab has very little on it. I would love to have my Control Panel back, but the first thing I want is to turn off the useless User Account Control. It does nothing but waste time asking if I want to open a program I installed and clicked on. If I didn't want it to run, why did I install it and click on it?

    Anyone had any luck turning it off in Win10?

    :)
     
    mac173173, Oct 10, 2014
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  2. WMTA1 Win User

    Turn off User Account Control

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    WMTA1, Oct 10, 2014
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  3. Resourceful, Oct 10, 2014
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  4. AddRAM Win User

    How to turn off User Account Control

    I always turn it off. Are you having a problem turning it off ?

    Are you saying you can`t get into the control panel ?

    3 things you can do.....

    Type C in the search bar,

    Add Classic Shell to windows, so you can have the Windows 7 start menu and you can add whatever you want to it.

    Classic Shell - Start menu and other Windows enhancements

    or...... just put the Control Panel icon on the desktop, just as you would with Windows 7.
     
    AddRAM, Oct 10, 2014
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  5. mac173173 Win User
    That is what I am saying. I do not have Win8, so the UI is unfamiliar to me.
     
    mac173173, Oct 10, 2014
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  6. Dude Win User
    To turn off UAC

    Open Control Panel.
    Click User Accounts.
    Click Change User Account Settings.
    Move the slider:
    Set to Never Notify to turn UAC OFF
    Click OK.
    Restart your computer.


    • How to turn off User Account Control [​IMG]
      Tip You must be logged in with admin rights
     
  7. mac173173 Win User
    "My Start menu does not have a Control Panel link or Icon."
    That was my reply, but when I RIGHT-clicked on the Start button I got a list that included the Control Panel.
    UAC turned off, and I am much happier with my Control Panel within my grasp!

    Thanks.
     
    mac173173, Oct 10, 2014
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  8. linw Win User

    How to turn off User Account Control

    Yep, that rt-click gives access to lots of useful functions.
     
  9. genet Win User
    User Account Control (UAC) helps defend your computer against hackers and malicious software. Any time a program wants to make a major change to your computer, UAC lets you know and asks for permission. If you turn off UAC, it will weaken the security of your computer.

    Use a standard user account instead of an administrator account. Take a look at this post: link
     
    genet, Oct 10, 2014
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  10. AddRAM Win User
    We all know what it`s for. Let`s not get into another debate of whether it`s a bad idea or a good idea. The OP wants to turn it off.
     
    AddRAM, Oct 11, 2014
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  11. BillyBob Win User
    That right click has been there all through Windows 8, I think I'm starting to understand why people had problems with Windows 8.
     
    BillyBob, Oct 11, 2014
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  12. mac173173 Win User
    Odd, as I disabled it several days after I installed Win7 (within a week of release) and the only time I have gotten a virus was when my daughter got on my computer with my login. That is ONE time since release.

    Well, it is off now, and again, thanks for telling me about the right click.

    BTW, I never used WIN8 because it was too radial a change to the UI with no benefits. Even after the 8.1 update and you could use the desktop by default, there just was no reason to get 8.
     
    mac173173, Oct 11, 2014
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  13. DRFP Win User

    How to turn off User Account Control

    Hmm you do not need Classic shell, I added a tile link to Classic control panel to the side menu and can easily get to all the settings, also using search works to find "User Account Control" I would not install classic shell, I feel it is not needed in 10 with the start button back, I have found everything as I have it in 7. Take some time to work with it and learn where things are, took me about 30 minutes.
     
  14. mac173173 Win User
    I am not using the side menu. I don't see any use for it. It is added space to the Start menu for what used to be pinned to the top of the Win7 Start menu, but just taking up a lot more space. If I want an App, Program or location pinned, I want that either on the top of my Start menu, or on my Task Bar.

    That side menu is designed for tablet and phone users. The larger interface makes touching the tile to access it easier. I see that as useful for a small device, but useless for a PC. I have provided feedback to MS on my opinions, but I will repeat part of it here. MS's main problem is that they think a single program can work on all devices, and I disagree. So far I see too many compromises. The focus on Apps over programs, the larger, flat and dull interface to accomodate a touch interface and lower power needs. These things have no use on a PC. I have an 850 watt PSU, I don't need to save power. I don't have a touch screen. I have a gaming graphics card, I don't need or want a flat interface to save video resources.
    The mix of features just cobbles together a system that is not optimized for PC use, and most likely will not be optimized for small devices (I will never know, I would not own a MS tablet or Phone). I know this is not the full OS yet, so this feedback is in hope that they make changes to make the PC software designed for the PC, not for any device.
     
    mac173173, Oct 11, 2014
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  15. mac173173 Win User
    BTW, the search bar did not search my computer, it searched with BING. So I did not find my UAC settings on my computer, I get search results for websites. The internet search from that bar is another feature I do not like. I will use a web browser to search the web, I want a search bar to search my computer. Again, that is a feature that is used on small devices, not on PC's.
     
    mac173173, Oct 11, 2014
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