With Windows 10 Anniversary Update, Microsoft has updated the appearance of the UAC prompt. The refined dialog looks more like a dialog from a Universal (Metro) app and fits the overall flat appearance of the operating system. However if you face issues with this new UAC prompt, here is a simple trick to disable the new dialog and get the old Windows 7-like appearance back.
There is a hidden option in the Registry which allows disabling the modern UAC dialog. Do the following.
Enable Windows-7 like UAC prompt in Windows 10 Anniversary Update
- Open Registry Editor.
- Go to the following key:
- On the right, you have to add or change the 32-bit DWORD value named XamlCredUIAvailable. (If it doesn't exist, you must create it). Set its value data to 0.
It supports the following data values:
1 - enable the new UAC prompt.
0 - disable the new UAC prompt and use the Windows-7 like UAC prompt instead.
You are done.
The UAC prompt before the tweak:
You can download Winaero Tweaker here:
Note: this ability is experimental and might be removed by Microsoft in the near future. In the comments, tell us if this trick works for you and which Windows 10 build you are running.