UAC in my opinion has marginal benefits in protecting a users PC from malware.  Why?  Windows users are too used to clicking through UAC prompts for accessing almost anything requiring elevated privileges.

If you would like to turn off UAC in Windows 7 just follow the steps below.  Note:  You should only disable UAC on your PC and you realize that any application can run without intervention

  1. Click the Windows Globe on the bottom left (the old start button).
  2. Click Control Panel.
  3. Click System and Security.
  4. Under “Action Center” click “Change User Account Control Settings”.
  5. Lower the slider down to “Never Notify”.
  6. Click OK.
  7. Reboot.

Now you’ll be able to run any program from a command prompt and you’ll also never have to click another annoying UAC prompt again.  Ahhhh…there’s those few minutes of life back that UAC was stealing from me 😛

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