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How to turn off Windows "Need your permission to continue" prompts
On a default Windows Vista, Windows 7 or Windows 8 installation, every time you try to install or run a program (or do just about anything), it prompts you to ask if you really want to do this. I love Windows's new look and feel, but this "feature" drove me absolutely nuts until I figured out how to disable it.
Fortunately, turning it off is pretty easy to do by following the steps below:
- Click the Windows Start icon and select Control Panel.
- Click "User Accounts and Family Safety", and then click "User Accounts".
- Click "Turn User Account Control on or off". Windows will prompt you to ask for your permission to continue (see what I mean about annoying??).
- Uncheck the "Use User Account Control" checkbox and press Ok to save your change.
After making this change, you'll be prompted to restart your computer, which you'll need to do before the change becomes active.
When you restart, you'll be able to run programs and install new programs without getting the annoying confirmation prompts. It's amazing how this one little setting can greatly improve your Windows experience!