How to adjust User Account Control settings in Windows

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Following are the steps on how the administrator can adjust the UAC settings:

  1. Switch to the administrator account:
    • If using Windows 8 or above, select the Windows Start icon > your name > Sign out
    • If using Windows 7 or below, select the Windows Start icon, select the arrow to the right of Lock, and select Switch user
  2. Select an administrator account
  3. Enter the administrator password and Sign in
  4. Open the Control Panel:
    • If using Windows 8 or above, right-click on the Windows Start icon > Control Panel
    • If using Windows 7 or below, left-click on the Windows Start icon > Control Panel
  5. Ensure View by (located near the upper right-hand corner of the Control Panel) is set to Large icons or Small icons
  6. Select User Accounts
  7. Select Change User Account Control settings
  8. Select one of the following settings:
    • Always notify me
    • Notify me when apps try to make changes to my computer (default)
    • Notify me only when apps try to make changes to my computer (do not dim my desktop)
    • Never notify me
  9. Select OK

 



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