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How to Create a User Account Control (UAC) Settings Shortcut in Windows 8 and 8.1


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User Account Control (UAC) helps prevent potentially harmful programs from making changes to your computer by notifying you before changes are made to your PC that require administrator-level (elevated) permission.

By default, UAC is set to notify you whenever apps try to make changes to your PC, but you can change how often UAC notifies you.

Accessibility devices or appsósuch as screen readersówork best with either the Always notify me or the Notify me only when apps try to make changes to my computer UAC setting.


This tutorial will show you how to create or download a User Account Control (UAC) Settings shortcut that you can pin and use where you like in Windows 8, Windows RT, Windows 8.1, and Windows RT 8.1.


EXAMPLE: User Account Control (UAC) settings

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UAC Settings Shortcut - Create in Windows 8 OPTION ONE UAC Settings Shortcut - Create in Windows 8
To Download a "UAC Settings" Shortcut

1. Click/tap on the Download button below to download the .zip file below.


UAC_Settings_Shortcut.zip


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2. Save the .zip file to your desktop.

3. Open the .zip file and extract (drag and drop) the shortcut to your desktop.

4. Unblock the extracted shortcut.

5. If you like, you can Pin to Taskbar on desktop, Pin to Start screen, add to Quick Launch, assign a keyboard shortcut to it, or move this shortcut to where you like for easy use.

6. When done, you can delete the downloaded .zip file on the desktop if you like, or save it to use again.






UAC Settings Shortcut - Create in Windows 8 OPTION TWO UAC Settings Shortcut - Create in Windows 8
To Manually Create a "UAC Settings" Shortcut

1. Right click or press and hold on a empty area on desktop, and click/tap on New and Shortcut.

2. Copy and paste the command below into the location area, and click/tap on the Next button. (see screenshot below)


%SystemRoot%\System32\UserAccountControlSettings.exe


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3. Type UAC Settings for the name, and click/tap on the Finish button. (see screenshot below)
NOTE: You can name this shortcut anything you would like though.

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4. If you like, you can Pin to Taskbar on desktop, Pin to Start screen, add to Quick Launch, assign a keyboard shortcut to it, or move this shortcut to where you like for easy use.



That's it,
Shawn