Vista: Getting rid of the User Account Control

If you have ever seen the Mac commercial were PC has upgraded to VISTA and has to go through his security guard for every request, then you know how true that is with VISTA’s UAC.  It is relatively easy to disable this feature, and can help cure that sense of panic when the screen starts to darken and you think “Oh no what is wrong?”

 The first thing you need to do is to go to the start menu and choose Control Panel.


In the Control Panel choose User Accounts.

Control Panel

In the User Accounts window choose User Accounts again.

User Accounts 1

Once on the “Make changes to your user account” window, choose Turn User Account Control on or off.

User Account 2

This takes you to another window where you uncheck the “Use User Account Control (UAC) to help protect your computer” and press OK.

Turn on or off

That should do it!  You may need to restart Vista for the changes to take effect.  Good luck!

One Response to “Vista: Getting rid of the User Account Control”

  1. Brian March 19, 2008 at 7:29 pm #

    Oh come on. User account control makes me feel very safe. The fact that it stops you whenever you try to do anything, lets you know it’s there doing its job.

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