Re-enable User Account Control (UAC)

In case that User Account Control (UAC) is disabled, you can re-enable it to default settings doing the following steps.

IMPORTANT:
Once re-enabled UAC, you must restart the computer to apply the changes.

  1. Open User Account Control Settings by clicking the Start button (For Windows 8.1 and 10).
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  2. Type uac in the search box (for Windows 10) or after the Metro interface appears, type uac (for Windows 8.1).
  3. Select Change User Account Control Settings.
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  4. This will open the UAC settings interface.
    To turn on UAC, [1] move the slider to choose when you want to be notified and then
    [2] click on the OK button. Administrator permission required. If you’re prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type the password or provide confirmation.
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    IMPORTANT:
    Once re-enabled UAC, you must restart the computer to apply the changes.

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