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How to Change User Account Control Settings in Windows 8

2013-07-24 11:17:23 / Posted by Ruby Johnson to Windows 8 Tips
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The new Window 8 is a lot different from the previous version of Windows OS. A simple operation in previous Windows OS may become a pain in Windows 8. This article will go through how to change Windows 8 User Account Control Settings.

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Part 1: What is User Account Control?

User Account Control (or UAC) is a security component providing an extra layer of system security by prompting a user for permission when a service or application tries to make changes to a system or install new software, or to modify existing applications.

It helps prevent the automatic installation of unauthorized applications and unintended changes to systems settings. Any changes to User Account Control can affect the security of your computer or can affect settings for other people that use the computer. 

Part 2: What Settings are Included in User Account Control?

Here I list the detailed settings in UAC:

Part 3: How to Change User Account Control Settings in Windows 8

To change Windows 8 User Account Control settings, you need to logon with a user account that has administrative permissions. (Forgot Windows 8 user account password? Go to Windows Password Recovery Tool for help. )

Following these steps, you can easily change User Account Control settings in Windows 8. But I change User Account Control settings in Windows 8 because any changes to User Account Control can affect the security of your computer.

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