This App Can’t Open Error

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Description:

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

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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

 

References

http://www.bleepingtech.com/windows-8-fix-this-app-cant-open-for-built-in-administrator-account/

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