The usual way of turning User Account Control off by dropping the slider in UAC Settings to Never notify has a couple of disadvantages: File system and registry virtualization is turned off; Protected Mode in Internet Explorer is turned off. This drops your security significantly and some applications might not work and for others you will loose existing settings. Windows 7 users have a better way to get rid of the prompts they perceive as annoyances. First of all, this method only affects administrators running in admin approval mode (the account created during Windows 7 setup, that you are probably using right now, is such an account), the behavior of UAC on standard accounts remains the same. Steps: Open your Control Panel and click on the System and Security link; Click on Administrative Tools link; Double click on Local Security Policy icon; Once Local Security Policy window appears navigate to Security Settings > Local Settings > Security Options. In the list look for a setting called User Account Control: Behavior of the elevation prompt for administrators in Admin Approval Mode. Double click on it and a window allowing you to customize this setting appears. On the Local Security Setting tab change the drop-down box to Elevate without prompting; Click Apply and close all windows. Windows 7 home users: You will have to use the registry to apply this setting as the Local Security Policy is not available for your version of Windows. The location of the settings is: Code: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System You need to change the value ConsentPromptBehaviorAdmin . Double-click on it and in the window that opens enter a value data of 0 (zero). For pictures and a bit more info, visit this post on our MT Blogs.