How to disable User Account Control in Windows 8?
The User Account Control (UAC) in Windows 8 is a security feature. Microsoft has planted this security feature for the first time in Windows Vista, later it has modernized the feature in Windows 7 and now, in Windows 8. This UAC will enable you to stop installing some applications and prevent users who are not authorized with administrative rights to make changes. Thus, User Account Control secures your Windows 8 PC a great deal. But, many users find this User Account Control a bit intrusive or annoying and they may want to disable User Account Control in Windows 8.
If you need to install applications or software frequently on your Windows 8 PC, then you may want to disable this User Account Control feature as it prevents or impedes the installation process.
Although not nearly as intrusive as it was in Vista, UAC can still be an annoyance to some users who need to frequently install software and you are asked if you have administrative rights on that computer. This may hinder your workflow and computing experience. If you want to disable this User Account Control in Windows 8, then follow these steps shown below.
- Move the mouse cursor to the top right corner of the screen to access the charms menu.
- Click on the ‘Search’ charm and type ‘Control Panel’ in the search field.
- Click on ‘Control Panel’ in the search results to launch it.
- Now, go to ‘User Accounts and Family Safety’ and click ‘User Accounts’.
- Now, click ‘Change User Account Control Settings’.
- On the ‘User Account Control Settings’ window, drag the slider all the way to the bottom and click ‘OK’.
- You’re done. Close the ‘User Accounts’ window.
By following these steps properly, you can disable User Account Control in Windows 8 successfully. If you are facing challenges then, check out this video which illustrates all these steps shown above to help you perform these steps even more easily.