How to Manage User Account Control Settings In Windows 10
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Introduced with the release of Windows Vista, User Account Control places an additional layer of security to the operating system by prompting users for their consent (or credentials) before executing any task that changes system settings. A few examples of system settings modifications can be installation of a program, uninstallation of a program, creating or removing a user account, changing system date, time, and region, etc.
Any button or command that has a shield icon with it requires administrator’s rights to complete, and when you click the button or execute the command, you are either prompted for your consent (if you’re an administrator) or administrator account’s password (if you’re a standard user) in the User Account Control box.
Depending on your computer’s configuration, User Account Control displays either of the following two prompts:
This User Account Control (UAC) box requires you to enter an administrator account’s password. By default, this prompt appears when you’re logged in with a standard user account and attempt to make any changes to the system settings.
Although the default UAC settings are ideal for most situations, in some cases you may want to change the way User Account Control behaves. For instance, you may want UAC to prompt every time the system settings are modified either by you or by any program, you may not want UAC to prompt at all for any type of modifications, or you may want UAC to prompt for password even when you’re logged in with an administrator account.
Here’s how you can manage the User Account Control settings in Windows 10:
Manage How Frequently UAC Prompts Occur