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Solved: This App Can’t Be Opened by the Built-in Administrator Account

Windows 10 built-in administrator account is a local account that has unrestricted access to the PC. User can find it when booting their computer for the first time, and later by default it will be hidden by User Access Control (UAC). You can personalize and use it like any other user account. However, using it can sometimes bring built in administrator account Windows 10 errors, among which the most common issue is the pre-installed app cannot be opened with built-in Administrator account, and the only suggestions is to switch to another account.

windows 10 administrator account cannot open apps

This particular issue always occurs when launching Microsoft Edge, Calculator, Settings, Photos or other system apps. In the next part, I will show you how to solve the problems step by step.

How to Solve This App Cannot Be Opened Using the Built-in Administrator Account Windows 10?

When Windows 10 Administrator account cannot open apps on your computer, do the following accordingly to troubleshoot:

1.First of all, Go to Local Security Policy registries by pressing Win+ R and enter secpol.msc.

enter secpol msc command to enter local security policy

2.Navigate to Security Settings > Local Policies > Security Options and find User Account Control: Admin Approval Mode for the Built-in Administrator account there. Double click it and set it to Enable and click Apply then Ok.

enable uac admin approval mode for built in administrator

3.Now press Win + R and put regedit in the Run dialogue box, and go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System\UIPI. Right click on Default and select Modify.

change windows 10 uipi default value

4.Under Value data enter 0x00000001(1) and Click OK.

5.After all these, make sure the UAC settings are enabled. Press Win key to bring up the search box and type UAC then choose Change User Account Control Settings in the results. Move the Slider on the left to the second level from the top. Click Ok and exit.

change user account control settings in windows 10

Now restart your computer and you will be able to use the apps under the Windows 10 built-in Administrator account without having any problems.

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