In this post we’ll look at how to disable UAC on Windows 8.1. User Access Control is enabled by default and designed to stop the installation of unauthorised applications.
However, UAC if set to its most restrictive settings can become an annoyance, prompting you with each software change or update on your computer.
As ever there are a couple of ways to achieve the same result. I’ll show you the quick way first.
The Quick Way
On the Start screen type UAC.
In the User Account Control Settings dialogue box, move the slider to the bottom and click OK.
The Other Ways
There are a couple of other ways to get to the User Access Control settings.
From the Desktop, press Ctrl – X, and select Control Panel.
Note: the instructions above do not completely disable UAC, but reduce it’s impact, to completely disable UAC you need to venture into the registry or the Local Security Policy of the computer, but by doing so it will prevent Metro apps from running.