Yes button missing in user account control (UAC)? Try this!

In Windows 11 or Windows 10, user account control (“User Account Control”) is required to grant access to actions that can modify the operating system.

User Account Control, or UAC for short, is a Windows security feature that helps prevent unauthorized changes to the operating system.

These changes can be initiated by apps, users, viruses, or other forms of malware. User Account Control ensures that specific changes are made only with the permission of the administrator or the PC manager.

Some users in Windows 11 and in Windows 10 miss the “Yes” button to grant permission for changes to the computer. In most cases, this involves a user account that is not part of the Administrators group in Windows.

Therefore, to add the “Yes” button to the options for user account control, the user account that you are logged into Windows with must be added to this administrator group. In this article, you will read how to add the “Yes” button back to UAC.

Yes button missing in User Account Control (UAC)

To start, you need to boot the computer to Safe Mode. Click on the Start button. Hold down the SHIFT button on your keyboard and click the power button. From the menu, click on “Restart”.

Restart PC to advanced boot options

The computer will now boot to the advanced boot options. If not? Try again and hold down the SHIFT button for a longer time.

In the advanced boot options, click on “Troubleshoot”.

Troubleshoot

Then click on “Advanced Options”.

Advanced Options

Click on “Startup Settings” to change Windows startup behavior.

Startup Settings

Click the “Restart” button to continue.

Restart to safe mode

Click on option 4 to boot to safe mode. You can also press F4 on your keyboard.

Boot to safe mode option 4

Once the PC has started in safe mode, click on the Start button. Then click on your user name, and in the menu, click on administrator. You will now log in as an administrator.

On the login screen, click on the “Administrator” username and use that to log into Windows.

Next, if you are logged in with the administrator account in Windows 11 or Windows 10 safe mode, right-click on the Start button. Then, in the menu click run.

In the run window type: lusrmgr.msc

lusrmgr

First, click on “Users” and then double click on your username in the user’s list.

Click on “Member of” tab. Then click on the “add” button at the bottom. Next, in the “Select Groups” window, at the bottom under “Object names to select” type “administrators” without quotes. Then click on the “Check names” button. Finally, confirm by clicking the OK button.

You have now made the user account on your PC a member of the administrator’s group. Reboot your PC to Windows as you normally would, without safe mode.

Add user account to administrators group

You can now click the “Yes” button when performing UAC. In most cases, UAC will not even be displayed now.

It is always a requirement that you are an administrator of the PC. The PC should also not be part of a work or school environment with restrictions.

This guide is not intended to add default users to the administrator’s group who don’t actually have access to it. Keep this in mind if you run into problems performing the steps in this guide.

I hope to have helped you with this. Thank you for reading!

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