How to disable / enable the Administrator Prompt in Windows 10

Windows 10 has User Account Control (UAC for short). Microsoft introduced UAC in Windows Vista (and Windows Server 2008) to protect unwanted elevated commands on your system. Before such commands are executed the computer will ask you for Administrator rights, which protects your operating system and your personal files.

In this article we will show you how to enable the Administrator Prompt in Windows 10 but also how to disable the Administrator Prompt in Windows 10.

Disabling User Account Control may leave your system vulnerable to unwanted installations such as spyware, adware or other malware types and allow any user of your system to change settings if you forget to lock your system. WindowsInstructed does not recommend disabling User Account Control.

How to Enable or Disable the Administrator Prompt in Windows 10

  • Right-click the Start Menu icon and choose Run. Or alternatively press the Windows and R key on your keyboard at the same time.
  • Once the Run window has opened, enter wscui.cpl
How to disable / enable the Administrator Prompt in Windows 10 administrator prompt in windows 10
  • Now click on Change User Account Control settings.
How to disable / enable the Administrator Prompt in Windows 10 administrator prompt in windows 10
  • To disable User Account Control drag the bar completely to the bottom (Never Notify). To enable User Account Control drag the bar away from Never Notify to a setting you prefer.

We hope this article helped you on how to enable User Account Control in Windows 10 but also on how to disable User Account Control in Windows 10. If you need any help feel free to comment below.

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Yuri Pustjens
Yuri Pustjens
2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018 Microsoft Most Valuable Professional Windows Yuri specializes in troubleshooting (crash analysis and devices), system resource utilisation and system performance. He is also very interested in Customer Security. Yuri can be found as Windows Community Moderator and Wiki Author on Microsoft Answers and is active on different communities all across the web.
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