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How to fully disable UAC in Windows 8

Posted on: November 15th, 2013 by carnfield

How to fully  disable UAC on Windows 8

UAC stands for User Account Control, and is a security feature added by Microsoft in Windows 7 and Vista, and also by various version of Windows Server.

(We are presuming you have installed Start8 in this tutorial)

Go to Start > Run > then type:  regedit     (then press enter).

The windows registry editor will now open.

You now need to follow this route through the registry editor:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE > SOFTWARE > Microsoft > Windows > CurrentVersion > Policies > System

Then Find this Key EnableLUA, Double Click on it and change the Value data from 1 to 0.

After pressing OK you’ll notice in the task bar a message pops up saying UAC is now disabled and a restart is required.

After the restart everything will run as it did on Windows 7,  Ensure you’ve untagged “Run as Administrator” on your app shortcuts.

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