Microsoft Windows User Account Control is a security feature for Windows 11/10 that prevents unauthorized access to critical system files and modifications. We are going to learn how to disable UAC in Windows 11 because when a program/software tries making a major change to the system root files or directory, the UAC prompts the system administrator and prevents the program from running.
Of course, Windows user account control is a vital feature that needs to be enabled on your Windows 11. Why? Because having an anti-virus or Windows Defender is not enough protection for the core directories of your system. An unauthorized program can execute on important paths such as system32 and corrupt your PC leading to a Blue Screen Error.
However, if you fully trust your program author, you can disable UAC in Windows 11 through the control panel in the user account option. Let’s head through the steps, read on!
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How to Disable User Account Control in Windows 11
Windows 11 UAC has several protection options, depending on the one selected by the system administrator. We are going to walk you through how they work, and the pros and cons when you disable or enable UAC on Windows 11 PC.
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To Disable UAC in Windows 11:
1. On your Windows 11 PC, tap the Windows Icon (Display or Keyboard).
2. Type / Search for
Control Panel and open the in-built system program.
3. Under Control Panel Windows, at the top-right, next to View By Select
4. Now the icons are seen easily, scroll down a bit, and choose
5. Under Make Changes to your Account, tap on
Change User Account Control settings.
6. Change the default by dragging the scroll option to
OK to approve the changes as an Administrator.
8. To enable UAC in Windows 11, repeat step 6, but this time, drag it back to the default option.
So this is how to disable User account control on Windows 11 so you can have more control over your system without Microsoft Windows UAC restrictions.
Overview of User Account Control settings
Now, we will discuss the different available options that lead to how you can disable UAC in Windows 11. So here is an overview of how UAC works.
What does this option do when you enable it? UAC notifies you when any program tries to install and run their program on your system, majorly programs that directly make changes to the computer. So when this happens, even programs you’re running will be temporarily paused with a prompt for the administrator to respond. This option is recommended if you regularly install new software on your PC from unverified sources.
Notify me only when programs try to make changes to my computer (Default)
This option has been the default on Windows Operating System since Windows Vista. When the option is set as this, you will only be notified when a program wants to make changes to your computer, rather than being notified when the changes are coming directly from you. This selection freezes other tasks or prompts you for a response on your current window screen. Microsoft recommends users should choose this option if the user does not want to be notified of major changes to the PC despite not having an accurate knowledge of the program.
Notify you when programs try to install software or make changes to your computer (do not dim my desktop)
Unlike the previous option, this selection does not freeze other tasks or prompt you for a response on your current window screen. Microsoft recommends users should choose this option if they choose a longer screen timeout display settings, with this enabled, the user will be notified when a program tries to access an important directory on the system and the screen is fully on, not dim.
Never notify (Disable UAC)
This was the method we used to disable UAC – User account control on Windows 11 without facing BSOD, Windows will restart for your error and the like. So if you recall, when this option is chosen, you will not be notified in any way such as when a program tries to install software or make changes to the system, other background tasks will continue running. Microsoft does not recommend this option for security reasons, I too will not recommend it due to a funny experience I had with this recently.
This is how to disable UAC on Windows 11 to gain more control over your system without restrictions. Make sure to turn it back on if you are not comfortable with this disabled because we recommend this remains turned on by default except you really have to turn it off for a program installation. Let us know if this method worked for you via the comment section below.