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Tweaking User Account Control
To do this, you need to convert your Administrator-level account to a standard
user account. Next, create a new Administrator account for the sole purpose of
installing and managing applications and changing system settings. You then
configure UAC not to prompt for authorizations on that special admin account
so that you can be free of the UAC annoyances when using it.
After creating your two accounts, you have a standard user-level account that
you use 99% of the time for your day-to-day work. This account is protected
with UAC, ensuring your computer is secure. Then, when you need to make a
bunch of system changes or install applications, you can use fast user
switching to switch into the system configuration admin account you created to make
your changes without having to worry about UAC.
Follow these detailed steps to get the best of both worlds:
1. First, create a dedicated administrator account. Open the Start screen, type
Give other user access , change the filter to Settings, and hit Enter.
2. Under Other Users, click the Add A User button.
3. Because this account is only for administrating your PC, select Sign In
Without A Microsoft Account on the bottom of the screen.
4. Click Local Account.
5. Enter the username and password for your new admin account and click
6. Click Finish.
7. Open the Start screen, type Make changes to accounts , change the filter
to Settings, and hit Enter.
8. Click the new admin account you just created.
9. Under Make Changes To Your User Account, click Change The Account
10. Select Administrator and click Change Account Type.
11. Now that your new admin account is created, convert your primary
account to a standard user. Click Manage Another Account under the
Make Changes section.
12. Click your primary account.
13. Select Change The Account Type.
14. Select Standard and click the Change Account Type button.
15. The final change will disable UAC for the administrator account. Go back
into the Local Security Policy editor by opening the Start screen, typing
secpol.msc , and hitting Enter.
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