Disable UAC in Vista

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[edit] Using Control Panel

Click Start and then open Control Panel. In the Control Panel

-Click User Accounts and Family Safety. 
--Click User Accounts. 
--Click Turn User Account Control on or off. 

Clear the tick or check mark on the box beside the Use User Account Control (UAC) to help protect your computer option.

Click OK. 

When prompted, restart the computer. Note that the changes will affect all users on the computer.

To enable the UAC, simply tick or select the checkbox again.

Method 2 - Using Control Panel on Single User

A similar method with method 1, but access to UAC via a user account.

Click Start and then open Control Panel. In the Control Panel, click User Accounts and Family Safety. Click on Add or remove user account option.


Click to select any user account. Click Go to the main User Account page. Click Change security settings under “Make changes to your user account” section.


Clear the tick or check mark on the box beside the Use User Account Control (UAC) to help protect your computer option.


Click OK. When prompted, restart the computer. Note that the changes will affect all users on the computer. To enable the UAC, simply tick or select the checkbox again.

[edit] Using Registry Editor

Run Registry Editor by typing “regedit” in Start Search or command prompt. In Registry Editor, navigate to the following registry key:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System

Locate the following DWORD registry subkey in the right pane:

EnableLUA

Right click and choose modify or double click on EnableLUA to modify the setting. On valud prompt, set the new value to

0

Exit from Registry Editor. Restart the computer.

To enable the UAC again, simply change back the value of EnableLUA to

1

[edit] Using MsConfig System Configuration

Run MsConfig from Run option. In System Configuration window, click on the Tools tab. Scroll down and locate “Disable UAP” or “Disable UAC” option item. Click on that line.


Click the Launch button. A command prompt window will open and automatically execute and run certain process to disable UAC. Close CMD window when done. Close Msconfig. Restart computer for changes to apply and effective. To re-enable UAC, simply select “Enable UAP” or “Enable UAC” instead of “Disable UAP” or “Disable UAC”, and then click on Launch button.

[edit] Using Group Policy

If you’re an IT administrator or system administrator that manages many Windows Vista computers or clients across your computer, group policy can be an effective and easy to mass enable or disable a group of computers. To disable UAC, both Local Group Policy or Active Directory GPO can be used.

Click Start -> Run. Type

gpedit.msc 
click OK to open the Group Policy Editor. 

Note: If you’re using Active Directory Domain GPO which controls many computers, open Group Policy Management Console by click on Start -> Run, then type gpmc.msc and click OK from a Windows Vista computer that is a member of the AD domain. In the Group Policy Management Console (oGPMC) window, brwse to the respective GPO which is linked and enabled to the OU (organization unit) or domain where the Vista computers are located, then edit it.

Navigate to

-Computer Configuration
--Windows Settings
---Security Settings
----Local Policies
-----Security Options

In the right details pane, locate the User Access Control policies. Right click each of the following policies and configure or change the value as indicated below after the dash (-):

 
* User Account Control: Detect application installations and prompt for elevation - Disabled
* User Account Control: Behavior of the elevation prompt for standard users - No prompt
* User Account Control: Run all administrators in Admin Approval Mode - Disabled

Restart the computer.

[edit] Using the Command Line

Disable UAC

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

Enable UAC

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