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Turn User Account Control (UAC) on and off in Windows 8, 7 or Vista

This article describes how to turn User Account Control (UAC) on or off in Windows 8, 7 or Vista.

Caution: User Account Control is a Windows 8, 7 and Vista security feature that helps prevent the automatic installation of unauthorized applications and unintended changes to systems settings. Disabling UAC may create a security risk on your computer. For more information, please refer to How to use User Account Control (UAC) in Windows Vista or, for Windows 8 or 7, What are User Account Control settings? on Microsoft’s Help and Support web site. You may also want to consult your system administrator.

Note: QuickBooks 2007 and later versions are designed to function with UAC enabled. If UAC is not enabled, you may receive error messages or experience problems using certain features of QuickBooks.

Detailed instructions

To turn UAC on or off:



If these steps do not resolve the issue, you can read discussions and post messages and questions relating to your issue on the Intuit QuickBooks Community site for free or you can contact a technical support agent for additional guidance. Fees may apply.