Saturday, May 4, 2013

Disable Windows 8 UAC

How to Completely disable Windows 8 UAC ?

What is UAC ? User Account Control is a feature from Windows that will help you control your system with user confirmation when you confirm changes of your system or not. In Windows 7 we can completely disable UAC by change UAC settings to never notify, but in Windows 8 UAC isn't completely disable, although we change UAC to never notify. Sometimes we get annoyed by UAC that give your many pop ups and confirmation or if you want to install something that need Administrator Rights that make your installation not completely finish. In this article i will show you how to completely disable UAC in Windows 8. 

1.  Open your Control Panel/User Accounts and Safety\User Accounts

2.  Click on “Chage User Account Control Settings”

3.  Set to “Never Notify

4.  Click OK, don’t restart your PC.

5. Open Run prompt by press Windows + R.

6. Type “regedit”

7. On registry editor go to:

8. Change “EnableLUA” value to 0.

9. Restart your PC.
Now your UAC is disable, but this will disable metro apps too.

10. Download

11. Open, run InstallTakeOwnership.reg

12. Open My Computer, then navigate to C:\

13. Select all folders > right click > Take Ownership

14. After Take Ownership progress completed, right click “Windows” folder > select Properties

15. On Properties Window click Security > Advance > Enable Inheritance

16. Click Change at “Owner” section > Change > Advanced > Find Now > Select your account > Click OK > OK Again

17.  On “Advance Security Setting for Windows” > Click Add > Select a Principal > Advanced > Find Now > Select Your Username > Click OK > OK Again > Check Full Control > Click Show Advance Permission > Change Applies to : This Folder, subfolders and files > Click OK > Apply > Yes and Continue.

18. Open Run Prompt again by press Windows + R

19. Type “regedit”

20. Navigate again to :

21. Change “EnableLUA” value to 1.
This step will enable metro apps.

22. Restart your PC

Optional :

23. Navigate again to C:\

24. Select all folders > right click > Take Ownership

25. If you wish, you can remove take ownership by opening then run RemoveTakeOwnership.reg.

You are done !


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