Run UAC Without Alert Prompts

If I ask you what is most annoying feature of Windows 7, what would be the first thing in your mind ? I guess User Account Control (UAC) which keep you bugging for every now and then for action you perform but Windows 7 thinks it’s a Virus or Trojan or some ghost trying to do that…

So most of the users disable UAC to get rid of these prompts, but that disable several other useful features like Protected Mode of IE.  We have a better way to disable those nasty prompts but keep UAC running in background. This can be achieved by registry hack as explained below –

  1. Go To Start > Run.
  2. Type ‘Regedit’ in run dialog.
  3. Browse to ‘HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionPoliciesSystem‘.
  4. Change value of ‘ConsentPromptBehaviorAdmin‘ and set it to 0.
  5. This will disable the alerts for Administrator, but UAC will keep running in background and will protect your PC.
  6. To restore normal behavior of UAC set above registry key value = 2.

An alternative for editing Registry is you can use following codes to automate the process without browsing through registry —

To Disable “UAC Administrative Alerts” copy following code in notepad and save the files as “DisableUACAlert.reg”

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionPoliciesSystem]
“ConsentPromptBehaviorAdmin”=dword:00000000

To Enable “UAC Administrative Alerts” copy following code in notepad and save the files as “EnableUACAlert.reg”

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionPoliciesSystem]
“ConsentPromptBehaviorAdmin”=dword:00000002

Now whenever you want to disable or enable functionality double click on desired function file, you will get a prompt asking “Are you sure you want to add the information in C:………..reg to the registry? ”

Click Yes , and you will get a confirmation message in next step, and you are done.

For Windows 7 Ultimate users –

Also Windows 7 ultimate users can do same thing using Group Policy Editor. Steps as give below –

  • Click Start and Control Panel,  and select the Administration Tools.
  • In the list of Administrative tools click on Local Security Policy.
  • In next window that opens, select Local Policies .
  • In the Local Policies list click Security Options, and scroll down to “User Account Control: Behavior of the elevation prompt for administrators in Admin Approval Mode” .
  • Double-click the title and in the dialog box change its setting from “Prompt for Consent” to “Elevate without prompting.”
  • Click OK and you are done…

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