by Allen Wyatt
(last updated November 16, 2015)
Part of the security features built-in to Windows includes displaying notifications whenever something is about to change on your system. By default, Windows displays a notification if a program installed on your system is about to make a change, but doesn't notify you if you are making a change manually. On most systems these notifications pop up if you download and run a program from the Internet or if you have a program that manages automatic updates to software on your system.
Windows provides a minimal amount of control for when you receive notifications. You can't control notifications on a program-by-program basis, but you specify which general types of notifications you want to receive. Here's how you do it:
Figure 1. The User Account Control Settings dialog box.
To modify the times when Windows notifies you that changes are about to be made to your system, use the slider control. The four possible settings are as follows, from top to bottom:
After you've adjusted the slider to reflect your desired notification level, click the OK button to make the change permanent.
This tip (12644) applies to Windows 7, 8, and 10.
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