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Published on 03.06.07 by Brent Trahan

Disable UAC Using Msconfig

Disable User Account Control (UAC) using msconfig.


This guide shows you how to disable and enable User Account Control (UAC) in Windows Vista.

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 with Msconfig

  1. Type msconfig in the search box on the Start Menu and press enter on your keyboard.
  2. Click the tools tab in the System Configuration box.


  3. Scroll down the list and highlight Disable UAC then click Launch.
  4. Restart your computer.

You can enable UAC by following the steps above but highlight Enable UAC.

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