12 replies on How to change the User Account Control (UAC) level in Windows 10

  1. Anonymous says:

    I’m running Vista right now, and I like UAC as it is. With smart browsing habits, I’m able to use only an on-demand anti-malware application, rather than an active scanning solution. I like the performance boost I get from this, especially for games.

    Really, after you get the system configured for the first time, UAC is a very low price to pay for the security you receive.

    • Ciprian says:

      I couldn’t agree with you more. After using Windows Vista since it’s launch, i’ve quickly arrived to the conclusion that it is a very small price to pay for a lot more security and less headaches.

  2. Anonymous says:

    I find it useful, but the lack of one thing makes it unacceptable. I should be able to say “always remember to let this file I’m saying to accept right now run, whenever this file is run again”, so I don’t have to have the stupid box pop up each and every time I run the same file. For instance, to run CCleaner, which I do a dozen times a day, I have to hit the stupid “let it run” each time — if it had the option, like Zonealarm and other packages do, to let me click “always do this for this program”, then I wouldn’t have any complaints about it.
    If there is an ability to do this, I have not found it in Microsoft Help, nor through web-browsing looking for instructions.

  3. Raul says:

    UAC on doesn’t seem to work with Kerberos; any way around that beside turning disabling UAC? Tested this by disabling from the client and then Kerberos worked. Updates from the GPO though restrored setting, breaking the Keberos seamless login. How to get around this?

    Also, if the Win7 client is logged into the secure intranet, why would UAC be required as yet another layer on top of 1). Account requirment (authorized user access) 2). VPN secure access 3). intRAnet access..
    4). now UAC?

  4. Prasanna Venkat says:

    when i installing new application the notification appearence tile was non transperentancy…how to change this visual apperence…..!! that is similar to Non-Aero themes…… !! pls give me a solution…!!!

  5. Elder Geek says:

    UAC for users has now been changed to prevent the lower two levels. An irrelevant message that suggests Administrator can do that is simply wrong; you have to be Administrator to set the ADMIN’s UAC to that level. It’s driving my customers NUTS! Thanks for being so paternalistic, M$!

  6. Jennifer says:

    My computer won’t let me click on “Change User Account Control Settings” a popup comes up Saying, “These Files Can’t be opened. Your internet security settings prevented one or more files from being opened.”
    And I get that same exact message when I click on Google chrome.. How do I fix this???

  7. diomedes2000 says:

    Is there a way to change the level of notification without disabling the UAC (to prevent the computer from rebooting) via command line (so I can put it in a script).

    If I change the level of notification manually in a window, it does not require a reboot.

    I have to run a deployment script for hundreds of computers via a batch file but I get prompted via notification. I don’t want to disable the UAC. Our group policy will snap it back to its current setting (highest level) after a few minutes anyway. I just need it make my deployments faster.

    I have Windows 7 Eneterprise edition w/SP1

  8. Kenithy says:

    Wonder if UAC can prevent applications that require them to run as administrator from seeing what other applications are running, or worse. See documents and pictures from user accounts because the application has administrator right. I have a brokerage account (ThinkorSwim) that require the software to run with high privileges. It worries me.

  9. Brad says:

    All the bloat ware and messages are very annoying I like my computer to be as fast as possible, I hold meetings with staff and use multiple monitors and search and present information while on video conference and so much of my resources is taken up from other rubbish, I have uninstalled a lot of apps the most frustrating is Xbox and entertainment apps, they all gone now and UAC is off. on start up RAM is about 35% and everything else about 2%, power is at max and GPU is also at max

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