Lenovo IdeaPad S10-3T - Disable User Account Control (UAC)

Gear: S10-3T, Convertible Tablets.

User Account Control (UAC) is a Win 7 and Vista security tool. The intent of this software is to prevent a few unauthorized activities from occurring on your pc. The intent of the program is good, but the execution is terrible.

When a program tries to install or modify certain things in your system UAC will prompt the user. This prompt may be displayed as darkening of the screen followed by a "program X is trying to X, do you want to allow it?". If you are a PC user that rarely installs programs then UAC is not a bad thing to have, but if you are a power user that often installs software this will become annoying very fast. My recommendation is to disable it.

How to disable UAC:
  • Press the Win key and type "UAC"
    • Open "User Account Control Settings"
  • Move the slider down to "Never notify"
  • Press "OK" button

Once UAC is disabled you will have a smoother experience. Your pc experience will be similar to what Win XP was.

More info on UAC at Microsoft - What is User Account Control?

If you have UAC disabled I recommend having a good anti virus program. Microsoft Security Essentials is a free anti virus that every pc user can get. Download at Microsoft.com


Published: Mar 6, 2012

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