There's no doubt that UAC is a valuable tool for securing a PC. However, there are users who may prefer to go without UAC security and need a way to quickly and easily disable it. Here's one method you can use to disable UAC on your Windows Vista computer:
1. Click Start, type msconfig, and then press Enter. The System Configuration tool opens.
2. Click the Tools tab.
3. Click Disable UAC and then click Launch.
A command window appears, and shortly thereafter, a notification bubble appears informing you that UAC is disabled. Restart your computer to apply the change.
To re-enable UAC with Msconfig.exe, follow the preceding steps, clicking Enable UAC instead of Disable UAC.
Thomas W Shinder, M.D., MCSE
Sr. Consultant / Technical Writer