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Windows 8 8.1 and 10 all have this annoying ability to re-enable Windows UAC (It happens from Windows Updates). There are 3 ways to disable it, but the 1st is the one that does not stick.

Note: Disabling UAC disables all "metro" Apps.

  1. Using the Windows GUI. Start>>User Account Control SettingsWin10-UAC-GUI


2 & 3 are really the same, just different methods. Keep the file around in case UAC comes back (Windows "Update.."), or put in Startup. They both require Admin Privileges.

2. Using a NOUAC.cmd

The contents of which are:

echo Y | reg add "hklm\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System" /v EnableLUA /t reg_dword /d 0 && echo Y | reg add "hklm\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System" /v ConsentPromptBehaviorAdmin /t reg_dword /d 0 && echo Y | reg add "hklm\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System" /v PromptOnSecureDesktop /t reg_dword /d 0

3. Using a NoUAC.reg file

The contents of which are:

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00


[UPDATE] Redirect to this program >> Destroy Windows 10 Spying. -- Can disable UAC & also can do a lot more, like remove metro apps that can't be used without UAC anyway!


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