Change User Account Control Settings on Windows 8

Edited by Lukward Thomason, priya, Eng

Hi, you're watching VisiHow. This is a tutorial on how to change User Account Control settings on Windows 8 computers.

Steps

  1. 1
    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.
    Advertisement
    Was this step helpful? Yes | No| I need help
  2. 2
    From the menu that appears, select "Control Panel".
    Advertisement
    Was this step helpful? Yes | No| I need help
  3. 3
    Now, in the "Control Panel" menu, we need to click on "System and Security".
    Was this step helpful? Yes | No| I need help
  4. 4
    In the "System and Security" menu, we need to go to "Action Center", and click "Change User Account Control settings".
    Was this step helpful? Yes | No| I need help
  5. 5
    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.
    Was this step helpful? Yes | No| I need help
  6. 6
    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.
    Was this step helpful? Yes | No| I need help
  7. 7
    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.
    Was this step helpful? Yes | No| I need help
  8. 8
    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.
    Was this step helpful? Yes | No| I need help
  9. 9
    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.
    Was this step helpful? Yes | No| I need help
  10. 10
    Once we have set everything to our preferences, we can close this window by clicking the red "x" in the upper right corner.
    Was this step helpful? Yes | No| I need help
  11. 11
    This concludes our tutorial on how to change User Account Control settings on Windows 8 computers. Thank you for watching VisiHow. If you have any other comments or questions, please leave them in the comment section below.
    Was this step helpful? Yes | No| I need help

Video: Change User Account Control Settings on Windows 8

If you have problems with any of the steps in this article, please ask a question for more help, or post in the comments section below.

Comments

VisiHow welcomes all comments. If you do not want to be anonymous, register or log in. It is free.

User Reviews

There is no user reviews.

Article Info

Categories : Windows

Recent edits by: priya, Lukward Thomason

Share this Article:

Thanks to all authors for creating a page that has been read 200 times.

Did this article help you?
 
x

Thank Our Volunteer Authors.

Would you like to give back to the community by fixing a spelling mistake? Yes | No