One annoying part of Windows 7 can be the constant warnings when you are trying to get things done. This is like an extra warning added by Microsoft to make sure you are aware that changes are about to be made, making sure that you are aware that they are happening.
May find though that in the real world we don’t need this warning, or we would at least want to control just how much we get it. User Account Control was introduced with Vista which means Microsoft got feedback on the functionality and at least made it possible to turn it off easier when you don’t want to see it.
Finding the User Account control Settings
The first thing to do is to find the settings. The first step is to open up the control panel. Now from this point click on “User Accounts and Family settings”. Here you will be given the options that are available to you. Click on “User Accounts” and you will find an option at the bottom that is called “Change User Account Control settings”. Click on this to gain access to the User Access Control Options.
Setting the Options to Fit Your Needs
The easiest way to turn these off completely is to set the slider provided all the way down to “Never notify”. You will find that there are four options though that you can select:
- Always Notify – the strictest of options, warnings will be shown for all changes.
- Notify me only when programs try to make changes to my computer – Default option
- Notify me only when programs try to make changes to my computer (no screen dim) – as stated, like default but with no dimming of the screen.
- Never Notify – no warnings will be given.
Based on your level of experience with computers it would be advisable to leave the User Access Control to its default option. If you find the constant warnings are annoying though you want to set this to “Never Notify”. Be aware that Windows may try to warn you this is unsafe though and you may have to hide the warnings to stop them coming up.