I use my local administrator account, so why am I getting this error?

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    I use my local administrator account, so why am I getting this error?


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    Activation of app Microsoft.Getstarted_5.10.1441.0_x64__8wekyb3d8bbwe:App.AppX7mv0s3r0wanj0n66dy6vax24ps6avzvz.ca failed with error: This app can't be activated by the Built-in Administrator. See the Microsoft-Windows-TWinUI/Operational log for additional information.
    and, what do I have to do to actually get into Safe Mode.? Thanks!
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  2. Brink's Avatar
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    Hello chipwood, :)

    UWP apps will not run in the built-in "Administrator" account since it has elevated rights always enabled.

    You'll need to be signed in to any other administrator or standard user account to be able to run UWP apps.
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  3. philc43's Avatar
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    From the error message it looks as if you are using the Built-in Admin account. This is not advised except for emergencies when you have lost access to a normal admin account.

    The following tutorial should help you get into safe mode: Boot into Safe Mode on Windows 10
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    Brink said:
    Hello chipwood, :)

    UWP apps will not run in the built-in "Administrator" account since it has elevated rights always enabled.
    You'll need to be signed in to any other administrator or standard user account to be able to run UWP apps.
    I thought the built in administrator account would be the one created, when I first got the computer. What I am using now is the later created Local Administrator. I don't see why the local should also be unusable for my purpose. I'm confused, totally!
    Not a rare event:)
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  5. Brink's Avatar
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    If the account's name is "Administrator", then it's the built-in elevated account instead.

    If you like, you could create a new account and make it an administrator to use instead.

    Add User Account in Windows 10 Windows 10 User Accounts Tutorials

    Change Account Type in Windows 10 Windows 10 User Accounts Tutorials
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    I am having awful trouble. Originally I opened my adminsitrator account as [email protected], and later added a local account [email protected], which I subsequently gave administration privileges.Now, I downgraded me2 to standard, and elevated me1. However, those actions have caused more trouble, as any futher action in Control> User Accounts calls up UAC. This shows [email protected] and asks for the password. I enter the one allocated to the address, but it is always refused.The account to which me1 links has also disappeared. What on earth has happened,or I have boxed and coxed? Advice please!
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    chipwood said:
    I am having awful trouble. Originally I opened my adminsitrator account as [email protected], and later added a local account [email protected], which I subsequently gave administration privileges.Now, I downgraded me2 to standard, and elevated me1. However, those actions have caused more trouble, as any futher action in Control> User Accounts calls up UAC. This shows [email protected] and asks for the password. I enter the one allocated to the address, but it is always refused.The account to which me1 links has also disappeared. What on earth has happened,or I have boxed and coxed? Advice please!
    Did you downgrade me1 after you uped me2, then downgraded me2 before uping me1? If you did, you have no admin account and it's a problem., I think.
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  8. Posts : 290
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    TBH. I can't remember!
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  9. f14tomcat's Avatar
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    chipwood said:
    TBH. I can't remember!
    Do you have a recent system backup you can restore? Not a Restore Point, a System backup, the whole thing.
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  10. f14tomcat's Avatar
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    If all user accounts are non-admin, you will need to activate the hidden administrator account, and use it to give Me1 or Me2 admin privileges.

    There are other links to this process, but this is the first one I found. Take a look.

    how to recover an admin account in windows 10 - [Solved] - Windows 10
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