How to Disable User Account Control (UAC) Settings


Run time errors can be encountered in REST if the User Account Control settings are on in the Windows settings on your computer.

The run time errors that are generally encountered are run time error 5 or 76 during the upgrade process.

To overcome the issue, the user account controls setting should be disabled or set to ‘never notify’.

This document will assist you to:

  • Disable the UAC settings in Windows 7
  • Disable the UAC Settings in VISTA
  • Run as Administrator in Windows 8

Steps to Disable the UAC Settings in Windows 7

  1. Click on your Start Menu
  2. In the ‘Search menu’ type in UAC and press Enter

  1. Drag the Slide bar down to Never Notify
  2. Click OK

Steps to Disable the UAC Settings in Windows Vista

  1. Click on your Start Menu  > Control Panel

  1. Type in UAC into the search box. You’ll see a link for “Turn User Account Control (UAC) on or off” click on that link:

  1. On the next screen you should uncheck the box for “Use User Account Control (UAC)”, and then click on the OK button.

NOTE: You’ll need to reboot your computer before the changes take effect.

Steps to Run as Administrator in Windows 8

You may find that a run time error 5 generates even if the user account control settings have been disabled. This being the case, the below steps should be followed:

NOTE: Adequate permissions will be required to follow these instructions. If you do not have adequate permissions or cannot see these options, you will need to contact your Tech or System Administrator.

  1. Go to the REST icon on the desktop and right click on the icon
  2. Click on Run as Administrator and proceed to complete the upgrade

04/03/2016 3:08 pm AEDT

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