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Fix “App Can’t Be Opened Using The Built-in Administrator Account” Error for Windows 10 Home

Whenever there is a new Build in Windows 10, a bug accompanies it. There is a new Build that has come up with the latest Windows 10 Build. The error says “App can’t be opened using the Built-in Administrator account in Windows 10” error. What does this error do? This bug prevents a user from running an app with administrative rights. It can also block the administrator account as well. The process of overcoming this bug is very easy. The Windows 10 Pro users have to update a setting at the Local Security Policy. Windows 10 Home users have to follow a different method, i.e., using the Registry Editor.

However, this bug is not a major issue as it won’t cause much problem to the users. Hopefully, a new big fixing Build will rolled out by Microsoft very soon. In case you don’t want to wait and want to resolve the issue yourself, then read the article and follow the steps below. The following article is for Windows 10 Home users.

Steps To Fix “App Can’t Be Opened Using The Built-in Administrator Account” Error

1. Press Windows key+ R to open the Run window. Now type the following command regedit and hit Enter to open the Registry Editor.

select user

2. Go to the following location HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System .

select user

3. Right click on System, go to New and then tap on DWORD (32 Bits). Name it FilterAdministratorToken.

select user

4. Set the value to 1.

select user

4. Now, navigate to the location HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System\UIPI.

select user

4. You will find a key named Default. Set the value to 0x00000001(1).

select user

Close the Registry Editor. The error will be gone once you resart the system.


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