How to disable User Account Control (UAC)

How to disable User Account Control (UAC) ?

Support Team Asked on December 14, 2017 in Sage.
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    Section I: Windows Vista & Server 2008

    1. Press WINDOWS KEY + R
    2. Type msconfig
    3. Click OK
    4. Select the Tools tab
    5. Select Disable UAC
    6. Click Launch
    7. Close Command Prompt once the screen displays operation completed
    8. Click OK
    9. Restart the computer

    Section II: Windows 7 & Server 2010

    1. Click WINDOWS KEY + R
    2. Type useraccountcontrolsettings
    3. Click OK
    4. Move the slider bar to Never notify
    5. Click OK
    6. Click Yes if prompted
    7. Restart the computer

    Section III: Windows 8, 10, & Server 2012

    1. Press WINDOWS KEY + R
    2. Type useraccountcontrolsettings
    3. Click OK
    4. Move the bar to Never notify
    5. Click OK
    6. Click Yes when prompted
    7. Restart the computer

    Note: In Windows 8 and 10, this does not fully disable UAC, only reduces its functionality; completely disabling UAC is done through the Windows Registry or Group Policy Editor. This is not recommended. Once the needed task is complete, you will need to re-enable UAC so that the use of Metro apps such as Calc – the calculator app are not affected.  Any Metro app will be broken if the registry key is altered.

    Section IV: Disable UAC in Registry — Back up the registry first; see Related resources

    1. Press WINDOWS KEY + R
    2. Type regedit
    3. Click OK
    4. Click Yes if prompted
    5. Go up to the top to File and then down to Export and save a backup somewhere you will remember
    6. In the left pane, browse to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System
    7. In the right pane, double-click EnableLUA
    8. Change Value Data to 0
    9. Click OK
    10. Close the Registry Editor
    11. Restart the computer

      Note: To re-enable UAC, repeat these steps, but on Step 8 change Value Data to 1

    Source: Sage Community forums.

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    Support Team Answered on December 14, 2017.
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