How do I turn off the User Access Control (UAC) in Windows?

Modified on Tue, 19 Jun 2012 16:14 by CAREWare Help Desk — Categorized as: FAQ

Note This needs to be done before attempting to install CAREWare.

Using the Control Panel

  1. Open Control Panel.
  2. Under User Account and Family settings click on the "Add or remove user account".
  3. Click on one of the user accounts, for example you can use the Guest account.
  4. Under the user account click on the "Go to the main User Account page" link.
  5. Under "Make changes to your user account" click on the "Change security settings" link.
  6. In the "Turn on User Account Control (UAC) to make your computer more secure" click to unselect the "Use User Account Control (UAC) to help protect your computer". Click on the Ok button.
  7. You will be prompted to reboot your computer. Do so when ready.

NOTE In order to re-enable UAC just select the above checkbox and reboot.


Using MSConfig

  1. Launch MSCONFIG by from the Run menu.
  2. Click on the Tools tab. Scroll down till you find "Disable UAP" (this should probably change to UAC in next Vista beta builds and in the RTM version). Click on that line.
  3. Press the Launch button.
  4. A CMD window will open. When the command is done, you can close the window.
  5. Close MSCONFIG. You need to reboot the computer for changes to apply.

Note You can re-enable UAC by selecting the "Enable UAP" line and then clicking on the Launch button.

Now you will be able to install CAREWare as normal.

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