Change User Account Control Settings on Windows 8
Edited by Lukward Thomason, priya, Eng
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The first thing that we need to do is go to the Control Panel.
The easiest way to do this is to right click on the Windows button in the lower left corner of the screen.
From the menu that appears, select "Control Panel".
Now, in the "Control Panel" menu, we need to click on "System and Security".
In the "System and Security" menu, we need to go to "Action Center", and click "Change User Account Control settings".
Now, the "User Account Control Settings" window will open, and from here, we can set several options.
In this example, it is set to "Never notify" about launching applications from non-administrators.
We can change this by moving the slider up or down.
For example, if we move the slider up, it will be set to "Notify me when apps try to make changes to my computer (do not dim my desktop)". It will notify us only when apps try to make changes to the computer, but the desktop will not be dimmed.
If we move it higher, it will be set to "Notify me when apps try to make changes to my computer (default)".
The same thing will happen, but the screen will be dimmed, and the notification will pop up telling us that we're about to open an application.
If we move the slider even higher, it will be set to "Always notify" when apps try to install software or make changes to the computer, or if we change any settings for Windows.
Set the slider according to our preference, then click "OK" at the bottom of the window.
If it's set to default, it will dim the screen, and we will just have to agree. Bear in mind that we will have to be logged in as an administrator, or if we are not, we will have to input the administrator password.
Once we have set everything to our preferences, we can close this window by clicking the red "x" in the upper right corner.
This concludes our tutorial on how to change User Account Control settings on Windows 8 computers.
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Video: Change User Account Control Settings on Windows 8
Recent edits by: priya, Lukward Thomason