How to deactivate UAC with msconfig: Windows 8.1

How to deactivate UAC with msconfig: Windows 8.1

The UAC made its first appearance on Windows Vista and has been around since then. As an administrator, UAC allows you to define user privileges. It is quite a formidable tool when there are multiple users using the same PC, but not when you are the sole administrator/user. In this article we'll take you through the necessary steps to disable it.

To disable the UAC (User Account Control) on Windows 8.1:

  • Open the Run tab (Windows Key + R).

  • Type msconfig and press Enter.
  • Go to the Tools tab > Change UAC settings.
  • Click on Launch to access the User Account Control Settings dialog.
  • Select "Never Notify" to disable the UAC.
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