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Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 introduce additional User Account Control (UAC) settings that are similar to the Internet Explorer security zone model. If you are logged on as a local administrator, you can enable or disable UAC notifications, or choose when to be notified about changes to your computer.

INTRODUCTION

Windows Vista only offers you two types of UAC settings: on and off. In Windows 7, you have more settings to choose from.

Adjusting UAC settings in Windows 7


To adjust the UAC settings in Windows 7:

1. Open User Account Control Settings, type UAC in the Start Search box, and then click Change User Account Control settings in the Control Panel window.
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Open UAC


2. Move the slider to a desired notification setting, and then click OK.

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  UAC levels


There are four UAC settings that you can choose from:
  1. Always notify

    Select this setting if you:
    • Always want to be notified when programs try to install software or make chanegs to your computer
    • Make changes to Windows settings.
  2. Notify me only when programs try to make changes to my computer

    Select this setting if you:
    • Want to be notified only when programs try to make changes to your computer.
    • Don't want to be notified when you make changes to Windows settings.
  3. Notify me only when programs try to make changes to my computer (do not dim my desktop)

    Select this setting if you:
    • Want to be notified only when programs try to make changes to your computer without the desktop being dimmed.
    • Don't want to be notified when you make changes to Windows settings.
  4. Never notify (Disable UAC)

    Select this setting if you:
    • Never want to be notified when programs try to install software or make changes to your computer.
    • Never want to be notified when you make changes to Windows settings.

MORE INFORMATION

What's New in User Account Control
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd446675(WS.10).aspx

UAC Group Policy Settings
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd835564(WS.10).aspx

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Article ID: 975787 - Last Review: February 22, 2012 - Revision: 3.0
APPLIES TO
  • Windows 7 Enterprise
  • Windows 7 Home Basic
  • Windows 7 Home Premium
  • Windows 7 Professional
  • Windows 7 Starter
  • Windows 7 Ultimate
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