Today, we will show you what to do if the Yes button is missing on the User Account Control screen in Windows 11. User Account Control (simply UAC) is a built-in security system in Windows 11 that prevents unauthorized software and hardware changes on your computer. User Account Control requests an Administrator approval when the user or an app tries to install, modify, or uninstall a program, change settings, delete mission-critical files, etc.
Microsoft introduced User Account Control in Windows Vista, and boy, it was one big annoying mess. Fortunately, UAC nowadays is less intrusive. Microsoft allows users to customize this feature to find a perfect balance between security and convenience.
Despite being less annoying in modern versions of Windows, User Account Control may still puzzle the user with unexpected behavior. Even users with Administrator privileges may encounter a situation when the Yes button is unavailable on the UAC screen. This article will show you how to fix this problem.
👉The "Yes" button is missing if your current user account is not included in the created "Administrators" group, and there are no more active user accounts with administrator rights.
To restore the missing Yes button in UAC, you need to boot Windows 11 in Safe Mode, and add your user account to the built-in Administrators group using the elevated command prompt. Here is how you do that.
- To begin, restart your computer in Safe Mode. If you are new to Windows 11, here is a guide describing how to boot Windows 11 in Safe Mode.
- In Safe Mode, press Win + R and type cmd.exe in the Run box. Press Ctrl + Shift + Enter to open the command prompt as Administrator.
- When prompted for a password, simply click Yes, as there is no default password for the built-in Administrator account. This built-in account is normally disabled (hidden), but is active in Safe Mode.
- Now enter the following command into Command Prompt:
net localgroup Administrators <USER> /add. Remember to replace <USER> with your profile's proper name. For example,
net localgroup Administrators winaero /add.
- Now, restart Windows 11 and sign in using your user account from the above command. The Yes button will now be available on the UAC screen.
That is it.
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