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How to disable UAC in Windows Registry

In order to fully disable UAC in Windows 7, Windows 8.1, or Windows 10 aside from setting UAC to ’Never Notify’ there is an additional step that must be done.


Open the Registry editor and browse to the following location:

Location: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System

Find the following key:

Key: EnableLUA

and if the value reads 1, right click and select Modify and change the value data to 0

Reboot the workstation.


If you’d like to keep UAC enabled on Windows 8.1 or Windows 10, please add the following key:

Navigate regedit to the following:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE/SOFTWARE/Microsoft/Windows/CurrentVersion/Policies/System

Created DWORD key:
EnableLinkedConnections

Assign the key value:
1

Reboot for the setting to take effect.

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