How to Disable User Account Control (UAC) on Windows 10 or Windows 11

Disabling User Account Control (UAC) on Windows 10 or Windows 11 can be done by following these steps:

  1. Open the Start menu and type “User Account Control” in the search bar. From the search results, click on “Change User Account Control settings.” This will open the User Account Control Settings window.
  2. In the User Account Control Settings window, you’ll see a slider with different levels of UAC. By default, it is set to a middle level, which provides a balance between security and usability.
  3. To disable UAC, simply move the slider down to the “Never notify” position. Drag the slider to the bottommost position and click on the “OK” button.
  4. Windows will prompt you to confirm the changes by displaying a User Account Control warning. Read the warning carefully and ensure you understand the implications of disabling UAC. If you still want to proceed, click on “Yes.”
  5. After clicking “Yes,” you’ll need to restart your computer for the changes to take effect.

Once your computer restarts, UAC will be disabled, and you won’t receive prompts or notifications when making system changes or running certain applications. It’s important to note that disabling UAC can reduce the security of your system, as it is a feature designed to protect against unauthorized changes. Exercise caution when making changes to your system and only disable UAC if you have a specific reason and understand the potential risks involved.