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How to adjust UAC (User Access Control) settings in Microsoft Windows 8.1, 8, 7

For Microsoft Windows 8.1, Microsoft Windows 8, and Microsoft Windows 7

  1. From the Windows Desktop, open the Control Panel.
  2. Click on User Accounts icon.
  3. Click on the Change User Account Control settings option.
  4. The Change User Account Control settings dialog should now appear.
  5. Move the slider to the desired notification setting (see options below), and then click OK

Alternative method for Microsoft Windows 7

  1. From the Microsoft Windows 7 desktop, click the Windows orb. 
  2. Type UAC in the Start Search box and press Enter.
  3. The Change User Account Control settings dialog should now appear.
  4. Move the slider to the desired notification setting (see options below), and then click OK

 

Note: A GetFaxing.com Technical Support representative may ask you to change this setting to “Never Notify” during your Remote Session. This is required because UAC prevents the remote access connection from making any changes to FaxTalk software. Changing this option temporarily to “Never Notify” allows the technician to make the necessary changes to FaxTalk as required. It is suggested after the Remote Session is completed, you should change this setting back to the default “Notify me only when programs try to make changes to my computer.” setting.

There are four UAC settings that you can choose from.

Always notify 

Select this setting if you:

  • Always want to be notified when programs try to install software or make chanegs to your computer
  • Make changes to Windows settings.

Notify me only when programs try to make changes to my computer (This is the default setting)

Select this setting if you:

  • Want to be notified only when programs try to make changes to your computer.
  • Don't want to be notified when you make changes to Windows settings.

Notify me only when programs try to make changes to my computer (do not dim my desktop) 

Select this setting if you:

  • Want to be notified only when programs try to make changes to your computer without the desktop being dimmed.
  • Don't want to be notified when you make changes to Windows settings.

Never notify (Disable UAC)   <---- Choose this option prior to your remote session.

Select this setting if you:

  • Never want to be notified when programs try to install software or make changes to your computer.
  • Never want to be notified when you make changes to Windows settings.

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