Windows 10: Having Issues with Built-In Administrator

  1.    11 Mar 2016 #1

    Having Issues with Built-In Administrator


    I am not sure what caused it, but when I try to run the calculator, the calendar or Microsoft Edge, I get this message:

    "Can't be opened by Built-in Administrator Account. Sign into a different account and try again."

    I have no clue where this came from. I have never had this issue before.

    Cardnut
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  2. Brink's Avatar
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 18262
       11 Mar 2016 #2

    Hello Cardnut,

    The built-in Administrator is an elevated account, and Store apps will not run while signed in to this account. You would need to sign in to another account on your PC.

    Did you do anything to disable UAC, or to elevate the privileges of administrator accounts on the PC?
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  3.    11 Mar 2016 #3

    Brink said: View Post
    Hello Cardnut,

    The built-in Administrator is an elevated account, and Store apps will not run while signed in to this account. You would need to sign in to another account on your PC.

    Did you do anything to disable UAC, or to elevate the privileges of administrator accounts on the PC?
    I did not do anything to disable it and I am the only one on this PC. How do I check the UAC?
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  4. Brink's Avatar
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 18262
       11 Mar 2016 #4

    Are you currently signed in to the built-in "Administrator" account?
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  5.    11 Mar 2016 #5

    Brink said: View Post
    Are you currently signed in to the built-in "Administrator" account?
    When I look at my account, it says 'Administrator' so I assume that is the built-in one. When I originally created the account, I did set it up as the admin account.
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  6.    11 Mar 2016 #6

    From an elevated ("run as administrator") command prompt type:

    net localgroup administrators

    What user accounts are listed in the administrators group?
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  7.    11 Mar 2016 #7

    NavyLCDR said: View Post
    From an elevated ("run as administrator") command prompt type:

    net localgroup administrators

    What user accounts are listed in the administrators group?
    There are 2 - Administrator and cardn. cardn is my account.
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  8. Brink's Avatar
    Posts : 33,086
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 18262
       12 Mar 2016 #8

    You'll need to sign in to the "cardn" account instead. :)
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  9.    12 Mar 2016 #9

    Brink said: View Post
    You'll need to sign in to the "cardn" account instead. :)
    I did sign into that one. But I still get the errors.
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