1.    31 May 2016 #1

    Something messed up in windows 10


    This might be a little hard for me to explain, but, I will try... My windows 10 gets in a condition where
    if I try to use some apps, like the built in weather app,, or the calculator, it will pop up a big notice that says:
    "this app can't open with the built in administrator account, please sign in with a different account
    and try again" well I don't have any other accounts on this computer... SO, if I go to system restore and
    restore it back to a restore point that I made when it was working right, it will work right again..
    I have loads of questions about this problem, but the most pressing one right now is. how do I correct this, wirhout
    doing a system restore and what puts it in that condition in the first place.??


    Sorry for such a long post., but it's the only way I know how to explain it..


    Thanks for any and all help.
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  2.    31 May 2016 #2
    Join Date : Aug 2015
    Posts : 369
    Windows 10 Pro

    The obvious first question here is:

    The account you are working under - is it really the built-in administrator account or not?
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  3.    31 May 2016 #3
    Join Date : Mar 2015
    Philadelphia
    Posts : 1,171
    Windows 10 Pro x64

    Yep, that should have been the first detail included in the OP. Some apps aren't able to be run by the built-in admin, and I'd even go so far as to say it is bad practice to use the built-in admin.

    So check your User Accounts in control panel or Computer Management and let us know what account you are using.
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  4.    31 May 2016 #4

    Quote Originally Posted by DeaconFrost View Post
    Yep, that should have been the first detail included in the OP. Some apps aren't able to be run by the built-in admin, and I'd even go so far as to say it is bad practice to use the built-in admin.

    So check your User Accounts in control panel or Computer Management and let us know what account you are using.
    I have checked both the control panel and user accounts in both places and it says I'm the user. It gives my name and email address and right under email it says administrator and under that it says password protected..
    There is no other administrater account listed. If it's hidden, I don't know how to get into it. So please explain.. Thank you.
    Last edited by Brink; 31 May 2016 at 17:40. Reason: removed unneeded spacing
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  5.    31 May 2016 #5
    Join Date : Sep 2014
    Nashville, TN
    Posts : 3,142
    Windows 10 Pro

    Did you disable UAC? If so, that is the problem. Universal apps don't work without UAC enabled.
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  6.    31 May 2016 #6
    Join Date : Nov 2015
    Posts : 4,780
    windows 10 Home threshold2

    Quote Originally Posted by KY COLONEL View Post
    This might be a little hard for me to explain, but, I will try... My windows 10 gets in a condition where
    if I try to use some apps, like the built in weather app,, or the calculator, it will pop up a big notice that says:
    "this app can't open with the built in administrator account, please sign in with a different account
    and try again" well I don't have any other accounts on this computer... SO, if I go to system restore and
    restore it back to a restore point that I made when it was working right, it will work right again..
    I have loads of questions about this problem, but the most pressing one right now is. how do I correct this, wirhout
    doing a system restore and what puts it in that condition in the first place.??


    Sorry for such a long post., but it's the only way I know how to explain it..


    Thanks for any and all help.
    I speculation is : your admin account is corrupted.

    Are you able to use this admin account and create another admin account ?
    If yes, please do so.
    Then login to the new admin and see if the same problem persists.
    If no issues with the new admin, them it is confirmed your "old" admin acct. is corrupted. Backup files you want to keep and delete it.
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  7.    31 May 2016 #7
    Join Date : Apr 2015
    Port Neches, Texas
    Posts : 233
    Windows 10 Home

    KY Colonel, run the following command using Admin Command Prompt:

    net user administrator /active:no
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  8.    01 Jun 2016 #8

    Quote Originally Posted by Mystere View Post
    Did you disable UAC? If so, that is the problem. Universal apps don't work without UAC enabled.
    Well, you seem to have the right answer, that's what it was in this case. While everything was working, I disabled UAC and it
    caused my apps to not work and gave me the notice I was talking about.. I enabled UAC and everything came back to
    normal again. So, I will dump that program from my computer and never need or use it again.. Thanks for the help.. I really
    do appreceiate it.. I can't thank you enough..
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  9.    02 Jun 2016 #9
    Join Date : Nov 2015
    Posts : 4,780
    windows 10 Home threshold2

    Quote Originally Posted by KY COLONEL View Post
    Well, you seem to have the right answer, that's what it was in this case. While everything was working, I disabled UAC and it
    caused my apps to not work and gave me the notice I was talking about.. I enabled UAC and everything came back to
    normal again. So, I will dump that program from my computer and never need or use it again.. Thanks for the help.. I really
    do appreceiate it.. I can't thank you enough..
    Congrats.
    Now that you have the solution given by Mystere, please mark your thread as solved.
    Others with the same problem will know there is an answer in this thread.
    Thank you.
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