Windows 10: Built-In Administrator Account Confusion Solved


  1. Posts : 2
    Windows 7 and 10
       05 Mar 2016 #1

    Built-In Administrator Account Confusion


    I run lusrmgr.msc > Users. On each account shown there, I right-click > Properties. This tells me that, aside from DefaultAccount, Guest, and HomeGroupUser$, I have an Administrator account that is built-in and disabled, and an account named Ray (my name) that is a member of Administrators and Home Users and that is not disabled. Ray is the account I sign into when I boot this machine.

    Logged in as Ray, I go to Start > Microsoft Edge. I get an error: "This app can't open. Microsoft Edge can't be opened using the Built-In Administrator account." But as far as I can tell, I am not using the BIA account.

    Confusing!
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  2. Eli's Avatar
    Posts : 164
    Windows 8 9200 RTM+IVI!CRU$0FT WEndowz teen
       05 Mar 2016 #2

    raywood said: View Post
    I run lusrmgr.msc > Users. On each account shown there, I right-click > Properties. This tells me that, aside from DefaultAccount, Guest, and HomeGroupUser$, I have an Administrator account that is built-in and disabled, and an account named Ray (my name) that is a member of Administrators and Home Users and that is not disabled. Ray is the account I sign into when I boot this machine.

    Logged in as Ray, I go to Start > Microsoft Edge. I get an error: "This app can't open. Microsoft Edge can't be opened using the Built-In Administrator account." But as far as I can tell, I am not using the BIA account.

    Confusing!
    Yeah,Normal!
    Turn-on user account control for admin account
    1. Local Security Policy - Run "secpol.msc" and modify as in screenshot



    2. Edit Registry - Run "regedit" and change the value as in screenshot



    3. Reboot your System and now you can run all metro Apps as Administrator.
    I'm not owner of this Tutorial.


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  3. Posts : 2
    Windows 7 and 10
       05 Mar 2016 #3

    So I guess it's a bug: I'm not actually running the built-in administrator account, but Windows acts as if I were. And when I make the changes you suggest, I think I'm enabling User Account Control, but I see now that the slider in Control Panel > User Accounts is still set to Never Notify. Even more confusing! But you've resolved the problem, and I appreciate that.
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  4. Eli's Avatar
    Posts : 164
    Windows 8 9200 RTM+IVI!CRU$0FT WEndowz teen
       05 Mar 2016 #4

    This tweak turn off UAC thats normal too
    https://www.tenforums.com/user-accounts-family-safety/2327-administrator-account-dumbed-down-win10.html

    Try with this maybe you find answer
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