Turn User Account Control (UAC) On/Off

by Eric Geier [Published on 10 May 2012 / Last Updated on 11 Oct. 2011]

Toggle UAC on and off via a Registry key, in addition to the Control Panel.

In Windows 7, you can change the User Account Control (UAC) setting via the User Accounts applet in the Control Panel. However, if you’re looking for the registry setting, here it is:

Hive: HKLM

Key: \Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System

DWORD Name: EnableLUA

DWORD Value: 0 = Disable UAC, 1=Enable UAC

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The Author — Eric Geier

Eric Geier (Dayton, Ohio) is a Freelance  Tech Writer and Author specializing in computer networking. He's also the Founder and Owner of NoWiresSecurity, which provides a hosted cloud-based RADIUS service to help businesses easily secure their Wi-Fi networks with the Enterprise (802.1X) mode of WPA/WPA2 security. He’s also the Founder and Owner of On Spot Techs, which provides on-site computer and technology services.

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