Windows 7 / Security and Privacy


Msconfig.exe is a troubleshooting tool that can be useful for temporarily disabling UAC to determine whether UAC is causing an application compatibility problem. To make the change, Msconfig.exe simply modifies the registry value. To disable UAC with Msconfig.exe, follow these steps:

  1. Click Start, type msconfig, and then press Enter. The System Configuration tool opens.
  2. Click the Tools tab.
  3. Click Change UAC Settings and then click Launch.
  4. Select the desired notification level as described previously.
  5. Click OK.
  6. When prompted, restart your computer.
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