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Instructions for Turning Off "User Account Control" in Windows Vista

Step 1

Login to Windows as an Administrator.  Click on the Start button and go to the "Control Panel". 

Note:  If you cannot Login as an Administrator, you should get the help of someone who can Login as an Administrator, then complete all of the steps for Turning Off "User Account Control" (UAC).

Step 2

Normally, when you go to the "Control Panel" in Windows Vista, it opens to the "Control Panel Home".  This can be changed, by the User, to open the "Classic View" which displays the "Control Panel" as it was in Windows XP.  If desired, you can change to "Classic View" by clicking "Classic View" in the left hand pane.
 

Both methods are provided below:

  Control Panel Home (Method)

  Windows XP - Classic View (Method)

 

Click on "User Accounts and Family Safety" then click on "User Accounts".  (Not shown).  

Click on "User Accounts"

 

Step 3

Regardless of the Method used above, you are taken to "Make changes to your user account" as shown below:

Step 4

Click on the bottom entry, "Turn User Account Control on or off".  You are taken to "Turn on User Account Control (UAC) to make your computer more secure". 

If User Account Control is turned "ON", you will see a check-mark to the left of "Use User Account Control (UAC) to help protect your computer", as shown below:

You should continue to Step 5.

If User Account Control is turned "OFF", there will not be a check-mark to the left of "Use User Account Control (UAC) to help protect your computer", as shown below:

If there is not a check-mark to the left of "Use User Account Control (UAC) to help protect your computer" you are finished and can close the "Control Panel".

Step 5

Click on the "Restart Now" button to restart/reboot your computer.


Once your computer has restarted/rebooted, you have completed Turning Off "User Account Control" (UAC) in Windows Vista
 


After you have "turned off" User Account Control (UAC):

Every time you reboot, restart or turn your computer on, Windows Vista will ask you to "Check your computer security" as shown in the graphic below:
 


Clear this graphic by clicking the "x", then put your mouse on the graphic in the taskbar, right-click to open the Security Center Selection then click "Exit".
 

DO NOT "Open Security Center" and turn on "User Account Control" (UAC)!!

AOCG has created a small reminder that you can print and tape to the monitor or
somewhere near the computer to help your employees remember to keep
"User Account Control" (UAC) turned Off !

 

To print either graphic above, right-click on the desired graphic, then select:
"Print Picture...", select a printer, click the "Print" button and print the reminder!

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