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Published on 03.06.07 by Brent Trahan

Disable or Enable UAC from the Search Box

Quickly disable or enable User Account Control (UAC) from the search box.

Introduction

This guide shows you how to quickly enable or disable UAC from the search box in the Start Menu.

Why You Should NOT Disable UAC

User Account Control (UAC) is meant to protect you from malware, hackers, and yourself. Disabling UAC gives accounts with administrative privileges admin privileges all the time instead of only when needed and lots of other security features.

If you disable UAC don’t complain if your Windows Vista computer gets malware, hacked, or broken by yourself.

Disable UAC from the Search Box

  1. Type the following in the search box in the Start Menu:

    C:\Windows\System32\cmd.exe /k %windir%\System32\reg.exe ADD HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System /v EnableLUA /t REG_DWORD /d 0 /f

  2. Press Ctrl+Shift+Enter on your keyboard to run this command with Administrative rights from the search box.
  3. Restart your computer.

Enable UAC

To enable UAC simply type the following in the search box in the Start Menu and press enter:

C:\Windows\System32\cmd.exe /k %windir%\System32\reg.exe ADD HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System /v EnableLUA /t REG_DWORD /d 1 /f

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