Windows 10: Administrator Account Dumbed Down in Win10

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  1.    23 Sep 2015 #21

    mdmd said: View Post
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    If you are the Administrator,
    using the built-in Administrator account,

    have access to secpol.msc,
    and you are allowed to make changes,
    you are responsible for the changes you make.

    run secpol.msc > local policies > Security Options > User Account Control: Admin Approval Mode for the Built-in Administrator Account > Enabled
    Also need to check >

    EnableLUA is set to 1

    Sign Out or Reboot

    Now, Store Apps a.k.a. the metro can be used using the built-in Administrator Account

    I have been running metro apps in Server 2012 using the built-in Administrator Account since its release.

    The Store App can be disabled using the group policy editor (gpedit.msc)

    run gpedit.msc > Local Computer Policy > Administrative Templates > Windows Components > Store > Turn off the Store application


    As Administrator, UAC can be manually adjusted from the action center.

    Microsoft OneDrive faq
    OneDrive: FAQ - Windows Help
    OneDrive enable or disable tutorial -

    OneDrive Integration in Windows 8.1 - Enable or Disable

    Built-in Administrator Account running metro apps in Windows 10
    Attachment 6507
    wmic useraccount list full
    shows following info.

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    Note: have set UAC to lowest.

    Just wonder about the differences (if any) betweeen #1 and #4.
    Why hasn't number 1 been used. If my memory serves me well, that was the case in Windows 7 (?)

    Secpol.msc ->Security Options -> Accounts: Administrator accounts... is set to 'Disabled' in my case.
    Shouldn't I set it to 'Enabled'?

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  2.    17 Apr 2016 #22

    Dears, I've JUST created an account member in this forum to thank you ALL by this posts. As someone told that the first reply could be a joke either if the member is a respected one, I would tell you only that probably I took the idea of the post. We use third part apps at the university's lab that cannot have their data communication be interrupted by updates of a lot of nonsense apps like one note, games, etc. So, we must decide what type of update is acceptable to run with a NASTRAN/PATRAN or ANSYS software, for instance. So, I'M THANK YOU ALL VERY MUCH FOR THIS POST. I'VE COPIED IT AND I'LL SHARE IT WITH MY COLLEAGUES, AND YOUR ALL AVATARS / NAMES WILL REMAIN IN THE TEXT. I was forced to downgrade my machine to Win 7 to be able to configure the all permissions and use these applications. My best regards for all.
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  3.    08 May 2016 #23

    hi, I am super new to the forum and am dealing with the issue as well.
    My ex upgraded my laptop to windows 10 and now I as well cannot open the camera or other daily used apps because I am in administration mode.

    Can somebody please break it down for me how to get out of this mode?
    Step by step because just reading general tips isn't really working for me, and it would be very much appreciated.

    Also the files I have saved to administrator mode, will they transfer over if I have to switch to another mode?
    I am not sure how this works.
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  4.    29 Jun 2016 #24

    Ok, I'm an "administrator" (my user is in the Administrator group)
    I did the secpol.msc "user account control admin..." ENABLE, and the '1' on registry EnableLUA, and I'm still getting "This app can't open...". Plus, I still can't kill windows.old.

    The "old windows" doesn't show up on Disk Cleanup, and I need to clean that junk off before I can take a disk image prior to loading up to run Windows 10. Apparently this crippled security prevents me from actually "owning" the windows.old tree, so I've got 17GB eaten by it that I can't remove. I figured, hey, maybe it's a time thing and that's why I tried to change the date. Now after following half a dozen wild goose chase threads, I'm six hours into a 15 second operation because someone at Microsoft has a control fetish.

    Is there any way anyone has found to SEE THE BACK of this "protection scheme" once and for all? I understand this "behavior" was grandfathered from one of the worst binary abortions every conceived, but that's not really a fix. :)

    None of this even slows down hackers or virus authors! They have 100% unfettered access to every byte on the disk -- it's just a huge inconvenience to users. But enough of the obvious. My choices are Win10 or Linux now that Win 7 updates have been torpedoed, so forge ahead. But I've been at this since before DOS and I don't need their (non) help!

    So any links to the "FINAL SOLUTION"? Thanks!
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