Disabling And Turning Off UAC While Working In Windows 7

The settings for User Account Control that are present in Windows 7 changed drastically making it more suitable for the users to handle it. This reflects that UAC is now less annoying, having user friendlier approach as well as more user controls.

Windows 7 provides the UAC, a slider bar that allows users to select and configure the level of notification (thus providing protection against unauthorized as well as malicious approach) they want. The wording ‘disable’ and ‘turn off’ does not remain available with the adjustment of fine-tuning for UAC. The steps for disabling UAC in the environment of Windows 7 are somewhat similar to that of in Windows Vista, with slight change in user interface change.

Process 1: Disabling or Turning Off UAC in the Control Panel

In order to remove UAC while working with the Windows 7, the various methods for accessing the settings of UAC page:

  • Go to the Start Menu -> Control Panel -> User Accounts and Family Safety -> User Account
  • Go to the Start Menu -> Control Panel -> System and Security -> Action Center
  1. After that you may click else right click on the Flag icon in the notification area. Open Action Center will be opened.
  2. In Start Search Type “MsConfig” for starting System Configuration, go to the Tools tab; choose Change UAC Settings, after that click on the Launch button.
  3. Then click on the settings link for User Account Control.
  4. After that the slider bar has to be slide to least value with that description that shows ‘Never notify me’.
  5. Select OK for making the changed setting to take effect.
  6. Lastly, restarting the computer for turning off the User Access Control


Process 2: Disabling UAC with the Registry Editor (i.e. RegEdit)

  • At first run Registry Editor (i.e. RegEdit).
  • Start navigating the below mentioned registry key:
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System
  • Then locate the ‘REG_DWORD’ value:
  • EnableLUA
  • After that set the value of the EnableLUA to 0
  • An Optional step for suppressing UAC prompt dialog, you have to locate the ‘REG_DWORD’ value:
  • ConsentPromptBehaviorAdmin
  • After that set the value of the ConsentPromptBehaviorAdmin to 0 (which is optional).
  • Lastly, Exit from the Registry Editor as well as restarting the computer for turning off UAC

Process 3: Using Command Prompt for Disabling User Account Control

Those commands that are used to enable or disable UAC in Windows Vista which are just the same while trying to modify the registry.

At first log in as administrator then open a command prompt that is elevated.

For disabling the UAC, you have to run the below mentioned commands:

%windir%\System32\cmd.exe /k %windir%\System32\reg.exe ADD HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System /v EnableLUA /t REG_DWORD /d 0 /f

Below mentioned command is for suppressing all the elevation consent notification:

%windir%\System32\cmd.exe /k %windir%\System32\reg.exe ADD HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System /v ConsentPromptBehaviorAdmin /t REG_DWORD /d 0 /f

Note: For re-enabling UAC, the command goes as follows:

%windir%\System32\cmd.exe /k %windir%\System32\reg.exe ADD HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System /v EnableLUA /t REG_DWORD /d 1 /f

For turning on the prompt for the UI consent:

%windir%\System32\cmd.exe /k %windir%\System32\reg.exe ADD HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System /v ConsentPromptBehaviorAdmin /t REG_DWORD /d 2 /f


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