Windows 10 Builtin Admin unable to access Windows 10 Default Apps

Discussion in 'Windows 10 Help and Support' started by zabberwan, Mar 18, 2016.

  1. zabberwan

    zabberwan Senior Member

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    Hello and greetings to All,

    As of late windows 10 shows error on trying to access default programs like Photos, Music, Video etc.

    This app can't open
    ...can't be opened with using the Built-in Administrator account. Sign in with a different account and try again.

    I have enabled the options Administrator and the Elevated Security options in gpedit, but this seems to have no effect.

    In addition on opening the gpedit I get a strange notice:
    gpedit_error_2016-03-18_10-08-25.

    Everything was working quite nicely till recently.

    Would appreciate some tips to fix these issues.

    Regards,
     
  2. kemical

    kemical Windows Forum Admin
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    Hi Zabberwan,
    have you checked your account details in the 'Settings' section? You may need to verify your account again.
     
  3. zabberwan

    zabberwan Senior Member

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    In addition to setting the Elevated Security as ENABLED you also need to modify value of EnableLUA to 1 in:

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System

    Please also see: Windows 10: Built-in Administrator account issues - Information Technology Blog

    The other issue with the notice is unresolved, but shall report back any solution or reasons when available.

    Regards,
     

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