If you believe all those Mac commercials, then Windows has been “plagued” with security problems. Many of these problems arise from users inadvertantly installing spyware or other malware that slow things down or make your system unstable. To protect users from themselves, Microsoft has incorporated the User Account Control (UAC) into Windows Vista, which asks you to verify practially every little thing you do on your computer.
This may make Windows more stable for 99% of the users who don’t know how to really use their computers, but what about the rest of us who know how to maintain our system? Windows keeps asking me if I want to wipe my butt when I take a crap. How do I turn the UAC off?
Well, if you are an Administrator on the PC, you can disable the User Account Control, while keeping the UAC enabled for standard users (your wife and kids) so they don’t blow up your computer. Just follow these steps:
1. Press the WinKey+R to bring up the Run dialog box.
2. Input secpol.msc.
3. Click OK.
4. When the UAC prompt appears, select Continue.
5. The Local Security Policy window will appear.
6. In the left pane, expand Local Policies.
7. Select Security Options.
8. In the right pane, scroll down to the bottom.
9. Double-click User Account Control: Behavior of the elevation prompt for administrators in Admin Approval Mode.
10. Click the dropdown button and select Elevate without prompting.
11. Click OK.
12. Close the Local Security Policy window.
User Account Control: Behavior of the elevation prompt for administrators in Admin Approval Mode
This security setting determines the behavior of the elevation prompt for administrators
The options are:
Default: Prompt for consent