Move the slider to select how much you want User Account Control to protect you from potentially harmful changes. Here's more info about each option:

  • A lways notify will:

    • Notify you when programs try to install software or make changes to your computer.

    • Notify you when you make changes to Windows settings.

    • Freeze other tasks until you respond.

    • Note: This option is recommended if you routinely install new software or visit unfamiliar websites.

  • Notify me only when programs try to make changes to my computer will:

    • Notify you when programs try to install software or make changes to your computer.

    • Not notify you when you make changes to Windows settings.

    • Freeze other tasks until you respond.

    • Note: This option is recommended if you routinely install new software or visit unfamiliar websites, but you don't want to be notified when you make changes to Windows settings.

  • Notify me only when programs try to make changes to my computer (do not dim my desktop) will:

    • Notify you when programs try to install software or make changes to your computer.

    • Not notify you when you make changes to Windows settings.

    • Not freeze other tasks or wait for a response.

    • Note: This option is only recommended if it takes a long time to dim the desktop on your computer. Otherwise, it's recommended to choose one of the options above.

  • Never notify (Disable UAC) will:

    • Not notify you when programs try to install software or make changes to your computer.

    • Not notify you when you make changes to Windows settings.

    • Not freeze other tasks or wait for a response.

    • Note: This option isn't recommended due to security concerns.

  • If you need additional help, ask the Microsoft community.

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