Disabling User Account Control(UAC) Microsoft® Windows® 7
What is User Account Control in Windows 7? What are the ways to disable UAC and the requirements?
Windows 7 comes with Aero graphical user interface that allows users to view open windows as 3D windows and this feature is not available on earlier versions of Windows. Windows sidebar, Windows photo gallery, parental controls, Windows mobility center and Windows sync center are some of the advanced features included in Windows 7. The sidebar present on Windows 7 provides a quicker access to programs by using customizable buttons. The super fetch, automatic defragmentation, Windows ready boost features make Windows 7 more powerful. Windows 7 is capable to perform HDTV recordings using the Windows movie maker HD. The User Account Control was developed to prevent system damages from viruses.
Following details explain about User Account Control in Windows 7 and ways to disable UAC:
- User Account Control
- Ways to disable UAC
- Requirement to disable UAC
User Account Control
Windows 7 implements a new security feature called User Account Control to fight malicious programs. The main aim of the User Account Control system is not to fight with malicious programs but to prevent such programs silently installing on your computer system. UAC system is produced by Microsoft and for making computers safer. UAC improves computer protection by limiting the privileges of a standard user until the administrator authorizes increased privilege level.
Techniques to disable UAC
UAC is a critical security measure of Windows 7 Operating System, which should not be totally turned off. However under some circumstances, users may need to temporarily turn off UAC feature. To disable User Account Control completely from Windows 7, click on Windows 7 start button and type UAC in the search programs and files edit box. Then click on the ‘change user account control settings’ option. Then there appear the Windows 7 UAC settings panel and click ok button near the ‘Never notify me’ option.
The User Account Control under Microsoft Windows 7 dims out the screen as a part of their secure desktop option in order to hinder access to any critical Operating System level programs or functionality. This protection behavior is annoying as the dimming of screen is not done gradually but in a jolting way. In such case the user need to disable UAC feature from their computer temporarily.