Using Microsoft Windows XP over a prolonged period of time may provoke some computer critics to say that Windows XP is no more secure. Microsoft, as always, in order to upgrade to better security, takes a look at the security issue in Windows 7 more deeply. User Account Control security policy was introduced in Windows Vista and continued in Windows 7 with more flexibility. UAC protects the operating system files and registry from malicious software. This malicious software often add, modify and delete the key part of the operating system file. Whenever you change any windows setting and install or uninstall any software it will pop up a UAC notification window with dark screen. Though it performs a vital security issue the average computer user becomes irritated with this notification every time. In Windows 7 the User Account Control can be operated at a different level. Here is the procedure how to achieve this :
Procedure To Manage UAC :
- To open the UAC settings window, go to the “Start” > Type “uac” in the search box and click on ” Change User Account Control settings“.
- User Account Control Setting window will be appear. As a default setting it is set in 2nd level. In this default level it will notify you when the program try to change the computer setting and whenever it will notify your desktop will be dim.
- In the next level It will notify you in the same reason but your desktop will not in dim state. It is less secure then previous level and also less annoying.
- If you want to totally disable UAC notification then set the last level. In this level it will never notify you even the programs try to install software or make change to computer.
Edit registry to disable UAC notification
In the previous procedure you can set the UAC notification in different level and also disable it. Here is the another procedure to disable UAC notification using regedit.exe.
- Click on start button and type “regedit” in the search box and press enter.
- Register Editor window will be appear. In register editor navigate to the path
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE/ Software/ Microsoft/ Windows/ CurrentVersion/ Policies/ System
- Find the “EnableUA” in the right pain of the registry editor window.
- To edit “DWORD value” double click on the “EnableUA” and put “0″ on the Value data space. Click on “OK“
Reboot your machine. On restart, it is seen that the UAC notification is completely disable on your computer. If you want to get back the UAC notification then change this DWORD value to “1″.
The UAC notification though introduced for the security and increased control of the user, may sometimes cause a little non-problematic irritation. Well, removing this by the above procedure, is surely going to help the user who wants a smooth and feel-free platform to work upon.