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    Disabling User Accounts (Vista Home Premium)

    <P ID="edit" class=small>(Edited by agnostic on 06-Mar-07 10:48. )</P>On page 104 of the Vista for Dummies book, there is a procedure for disabling user account control by accessing secpol.msc.

    I try this, and secpol.msc cannot be found.

    Is there another process available to achieve the same thing?

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    Subsequent to posting the above, I found a freeware program - TweakUAC.exe from www.tweak-uac.com which seems to achieve the task. Hopefully, it is not secretly malicious.

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    Re: Disabling User Accounts (Vista Home Premium)

    With great reluctance I'll offer you the simplest way to disable the UAC and with the disclaimer that doing so you accept full responsibility for your action.

    1. Control Panel > User Accounts
    2. Click, "Turn User Account Control on or off"
    3. Uncheck the box for, "User User Account Control (UAC) to help protect your computer.
    3. DONE

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    Re: Disabling User Accounts (Vista Home Premium)

    Sorry, but you didn't ask about an "intermediate" setting. I therefore answered what you asked for. <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15>

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    Re: Disabling User Accounts (Vista Home Premium)

    Thank you - but that's a total disabling.

    The procedure in Woody's book (which may only apply to the Ultimate Version of Vista) - and what TweakUAC provides - is an intermediate setting for Administrative accounts.

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    Re: Disabling User Accounts (Vista Home Premium)

    I agree with Jeff, you are asking for trouble, as many different parts of Vista will NOT perform as expected and you will be subjected to unwanted installs from questionable sites and or software.

    Now running HP Pavilion a6528p, with Win7 64 Bit OS.

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    Re: Disabling User Accounts (Vista Home Premium)

    As you discovered, you can't disable UAC for administrator accounts by the "secpol.msc" method. In this Windows Secrets Newsletter , Mark Edwards states that this method is unavailable for users of Vista Home Basic or Home Premium. He reveals a registry edit to accomplish the same thing however. This is probably the same method used by TweakUAC, only TweakUAC does it automatically for you.
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