How To: Those Annoying Prompts in Vista
Have you noticed, when using Windows Vista, that every time you want to complete a task you are prompted to verify your user account or approve the action?
This is a horrible annoyance and it’s called User Account Control. It was designed to make you more aware of what you already know you’re doing just in case you don’t know what you’re doing. The great news is that you can disable it.
How to Disable User Account Control (UAC):
- Open the Run dialog by holding the Window key (the key that looks like the windows logo next to the space bar and the alt key) and then pressing the R key.
- At the run prompt, enter MSCONFIG and press Enter or click OK.
- You will probably be asked if you are sure, which is exactly why we’re doing this.
- Continue through the prompt until you see the System Configuration dialog pop up.
- Click the Tools tab in the System Configuration dialog.
- Scroll down in the list of Tools until you see the entry for ‘Disable User Account Control (requires reboot).
- Highlight this entry and click the Launch button just above the help button on the bottom right.
- That’s it.
- Reboot your computer and you won’t be prompted to do what it is you know you want to do.