How to change User Account Control settings?
User Account Control (UAC) is a feature that has been especially formulated for enhancing the security of your Windows 8.1 PC. It gives you the full control of your account’s settings and also helps in blocking installation of certain applications and changes to your system’s settings that may be accidentally initiated or without your notice. None of the changes can take place in your account unless they are authorized by you with the proper administrative privileges.
But, when you need to install software or modify certain system settings on frequent basis, the User Account Settings can make the task frustrating for you. To avoid this annoyance, you can change the user account control settings by following the easy steps mentioned below:
Here are the steps to change the settings of UAC:
- Move your mouse cursor to the bottom left of the ‘Start’ screen, and then right click there.
- Click ‘Control Panel’ on the menu.
- On the ‘Control Panel’ window, click the ‘User Accounts and Family Safety’ option, and then click the ‘User Accounts’ option.
- Click ‘Change User Account Control Settings’
- When you move the slider up or down, the details of the settings appear on the right side.
- Set it to the appropriate level and click ‘OK’ to save the changes.
- Close the ‘User Accounts’ window.
So, this is how you can change User Account Control Settings in your Windows 8.1 based PC. However, it is worth mentioning here that you should change the default settings if you aren’t sharing your Pc with anyone. If there are multiple users, modifying the security settings may land your PC in trouble such as invite online threats to your network.
Wasn’t the process easy to follow and apply on your operating system? If you want a quick recap of the above-mentioned steps for better understanding of the same, you can go through our solution video that is posted below.