Post Your Computer Questions

Site Index   |  Quick Index   |  New Tips   |  MS Windows   |  MS Office   |   Newsletter   |   Q&A  |   More Tips  |    

Tips Download   |   Donations   |   Customer Support   |   Registry Tips   |   Weekend Windup |   IE 6.0   |   IE 7.0  |   Help   |   Suggestions

 Windows XP Run Commands | Computer Questions. Microsoft Access Databases | Computer Terms | New Home Material Estimating Spread Sheets!

  Windows XP Remote Desktop Setup One! | 57 Vista Run Commands | Windows XP Remote Desktop Setup Two!

Get My Tips Package.


Turn Off The Vista User Account Control (UAC).

User Account Control is a new feature which help prevent unauthorized changes being made to your computer. Any time a change occurs on your computer UAC kicks in and asks if you want to allow this change. In other words you have to physically give UAC permission to make the change. This can be in the form of simply pressing an 'allow this' button to a more sophisticated form of permission, such as an administrator password. While this option can be a slight irritation it is certainly worth the effort for the casual user and, as such, although disabling details are outlined below, it is not recommended that you disable this option. If you are an 'expert' user then by all means disable UAC, but if you aren't then for safety's sake leave UAC enabled.

1. Click the Start button.

2. From the Start menu click Control Panel.

3. In Control panel click the User Account icon.

4. In User Account window click the 'turn user account control on or off' option.

5. Next click 'Continue' when the user Account Control permission box appears.

6. In the next window remove the check mark from the box next to the 'use user account control (UAC) to help protect my computer' and then press OK.

7. A message will now saying 'You must re-start your computer to apply these changes'.

8. Now click the Re-start button.

9. After your computer has re-started the UAC will be disabled.

10. To enable UAC again simply go to Control panel and click on the Security centre Icon. In the security centre window, in the section marked 'other security settings' a button marked 'Turn On Now'.

11. Press the Turn On Now button to re-enable User Account Control.

12. Finally exit the Security Center window and then Control panel.

An alternative method is as follows:

1. Click the Start Menu.

2. Click All Programs>Accessories>Run.

3. In the Run dialogue box type: msconfig.

4. In the MSCONFIG window click the Tools tab.

5. Scroll down the list of applications in the Tools tab until you come to 'Disable UAC'.

6. Highlight the Disable UAC option and then press the Launch button.

7. The Command prompt window will now open with the message 'This operation completed successfully'.

8. Close the Command prompt Window and you are done!

9. Incidentally after disabling UAC the Windows Security Center will flag that UAC is no longer functioning. The flag will keep popping up unless you change the way the security center alerts you.

Let me know if you need anything else.

Did this Article Give you the Information You Were Looking For?


If you found this information useful, please Make A Donation.

Get My Tips Package.

Hit Counter

Main Site Navigation:

|Windows 7 Questions. |Vista Questions. |Windows XP Home and Pro Questions. |Internet Explorer 8.0 |Internet Explorer 7.0 |Printer Problems. |Outlook Express 6.0 |

|Windows Mail. |Moderator Tips! |Firefox |Home Networking Problems!! | Function Keys, F1, F2, F3, F4, F5, F6, F7, F8, F9, F10, F11, F12 | Windows Live Essentials 2011.


You Can also get all these tips plus more in one Package including 100 Vista Tips!


Page 1

Page 2

Page 3

Page 4

Page 5

Page 6

Page 7

Page 8


See The 11 Tip Package That You Should Print And Keep Close To Your Computer! 

100 Vista Tips!

This One Also Comes With The Standard Tips Package!  2 Downloads!

  My Blog!

Close To 400 More XP Tips.  If you Can't Find The Answer Here just Click Here!
Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 Page 7 Page 8

Newsletter Signup
   |   Search   |   Windows Versions   |   Office Versions   |  
Forum |   Readers Q&A   |   Tips In Full Graphics   |   Tips Download    

 Site Navigation:
   |   Support   |   Registry Tips   |   Weekend Windup   |   PC Questions |   IE 6.0   |   IE 7.0   |   Outlook Express 6.0   |   PC Help
Virus Info
   |   Computer Drivers   |   Hardware Info.   |  
Your Suggestions |   IE 7.0 Install  |   Database Downloads   |   Home  |  Computer Terms  

|   57 Vista Run Commands   |   Windows XP Run Commands  |   Microsoft Access Databases  |

Windows XP Remote Desktop Setup One! |New Home Material Estimating Spread Sheets! Windows XP Remote Desktop Setup Two!

All products mentioned are registered trademarks or trademarks of their respective companies.
Questions or problems regarding this web site should be directed to the
Copyright 1999-2011  Internet Fixes. All rights reserved.      
Legal Disclaimer

This Site Is Part Of The Internet Fixes Network!