How to get back the old user account control window in Windows 10

User control window

Windows 10 has also served to visually enhance any of the parts more of the Windows 10 system. Those changes in the UI manage to change the sensations when one is daily with an operating system. It is appreciated that these parts are also improved, apart from the fact that it is almost fundamental.

After installing the Anniversary Update, surely you have noticed that Windows 10 has a new window for User Account Control. This appears when a program needs administrator permissions or when verification is needed to enter the username and password. We are going to change that new one for the old one next.

Windows 10 allows you to return to the visual appearance of the old window for User Account Control. Of course, having to modify the Windows RegistryRemember that you have to follow all the steps one by one, since any wrong modification can have serious consequences.

How to bring back the old User Account Control window

  • We use the key combination Windows + R to open the Run command
  • We type in the: regedit
  • We press OK and the registry will open (there are other ways to do this step)
  • We go to this registry:


  • We double click on the entry XamICredUIAvailable DWORD and change its value from 1 to 0


  • Click on OK
  • We close the registry to complete the task

No reboot required the computer to already have the old user control panel. To check it, right click on an executable file and run it as Administrator to see the new window.

You can reverse changes by following the same steps and changing the DWORD value from 0 to 1. So you have it very easy to have the one that has always been or leave the new one that is more in line with that Windows 10 Anniversary Update.

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