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Disable UAC (User Account Control)


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This package was approved by moderator gep13 on 4/17/2015.

Disable UAC (User Account Control)

This does exactly what it says it does, it disables UAC. Be careful on Windows 8, as the Metro apps will no longer work.

To install Disable UAC (User Account Control), run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

C:\> choco install disableuac

To upgrade Disable UAC (User Account Control), run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

C:\> choco upgrade disableuac


  • tools\chocolateyInstall.ps1 Show
    $packageName = 'disableuac'
    try {
      $uacRegPath = "HKLM:\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System"
      $uacRegValue = "EnableLUA"
      $uacEnabled = $false
      $osVersion = [Environment]::OSVersion.Version
      if ($osVersion -ge [Version]'6.0')
        $uacRegSetting = Get-ItemProperty -Path $uacRegPath
        try {
          $uacValue = $uacRegSetting.EnableLUA
          if ($uacValue -eq 1) {
            $uacEnabled = $true
          } else {
            Write-Host "UAC is already disabled."
        } catch {}
      } else {
        Write-Host "UAC doesn't exist on this machine."
      if ($uacEnabled) {
        Start-ChocolateyProcessAsAdmin "Set-ItemProperty -Path `"HKLM:\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System`" -Name `"EnableLUA`" -Value 0"
        Write-Host "UAC has been disabled"
      Write-ChocolateySuccess "$packageName"
    } catch {
      Write-ChocolateyFailure "$packageName" "$($_.Exception.Message)"

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This package has no dependencies.

Package Maintainer(s)

Software Author(s)

  • Rob Reynolds


Version History

Version Downloads Last updated Status
Disable UAC (User Account Control) 0.0.2 980 Wednesday, December 4, 2013 approved
Disable UAC (User Account Control) 0.0.1 348 Wednesday, December 4, 2013  

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