This App Cant Open Error

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On W8+, you will get a pop saying that a certain application cannot be open using the built-in admin account.


To Resolve:

  1. Run => secpol.msc

  2. Navigate to: LocalPolicies\SecurityOptions\ and look for “User Access Control: Admin Approval Mode For built in…..”

  3. Change it to enabled.

  4. Run => regedit. Navigate to: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System\UIPI

  5. Change the key Default to the value of 0x00000001(1)

  6. Reboot


“Windows 8 Fix : This app can’t open for Built-in Administrator account”