Windows 10: Microsoft Edge can't be opened using the built-in administrator

Discus and support Microsoft Edge can't be opened using the built-in administrator in Browsers and Email to solve the problem; I only have one user account on my Windows 10x64 Pro machine and it has administrator privileges with UAC turned off and has been that way ever since... Discussion in 'Browsers and Email' started by MSRadell, Apr 2, 2016.

  1. MSRadell Win User

    Microsoft Edge can't be opened using the built-in administrator


    I only have one user account on my Windows 10x64 Pro machine and it has administrator privileges with UAC turned off and has been that way ever since it was installed. Now whenever I try to open Microsoft Edge I get a pop-up that says:
    "Microsoft Edge can't be opened using the built-in administrator account. Login with a different account and try again." I haven't been able to get Edge to open since it started.

    Also when I right click on my desk drop and try to change the display settings I get a pop-up that says:
    "Settings can't be opened using the built-in administrator account. Sign in with a different account and try again." But when I click okay the options for changing display settings open anyway.

    :)
     
    MSRadell, Apr 2, 2016
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  2. Microsoft edge can't be opened using the built in administrator

    Hi,

    Thank you for contacting Microsoft Community.

    Since, the Built-in Administrator account does not have a split token and Metro apps cannot run under full administrator token and thus Metro apps cannot be activated with the Built-in Administrator account.

    As you have created new user account you can make that account as administrator, then you can access all the apps.

    Hope this information was helpful and do let us know if you need further assistance. We will be glad to assist.
     
    Karthicka_R, Apr 2, 2016
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  3. Microsoft edge can't be opened using the built in administrator

    Unfortunately I never got this answer, however, it is the solution to the problem. I managed to discover it on my own. When setting up the Windows 10 on the computer, I renamed the built-in Administrator, not realizing this was going to be a problem down
    the road. By changing the name back to Administrator and making a new personal account with administrator privileges did the trick. I'm not sure why you answer never got through to me. Thanks for the help.
     
    SandyPummer, Apr 2, 2016
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  4. davidhk Win User

    Microsoft Edge can't be opened using the built-in administrator

    Why not heed the warning ?
    Use the built-in admin to create a user account with admin privileges > logon to the new admin account and stop using the Built-in Admin Account.
     
    davidhk, Apr 2, 2016
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  5. MSRadell Win User
    I'm not using the built-in administrator account! I'm using a regular user account that I created that has administrator privileges, not the same thing! I never said that I was using the built-in administrator account!I've also been using this exact same set up since I 1st installed Windows 10 and have never had this problem until 2 days ago!
     
    MSRadell, Apr 2, 2016
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  6. davidhk Win User
    Try doing a system restore. Pick 3 or 4 days ago as your restore point.

    System Restore Windows 10
     
    davidhk, Apr 2, 2016
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  7. MSRadell Win User
    While I could certainly do that I would really like to figure what is causing this problem in case it happens again. I can either do a system restore or if that doesn't work I can even use a complete system backup which I do on a regular basis. But 1st I like to figure out what's causing this problem.
     
    MSRadell, Apr 2, 2016
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  8. davidhk Win User

    Microsoft Edge can't be opened using the built-in administrator

    davidhk, Apr 2, 2016
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  9. MSRadell Win User
    Been there done that. I use Malwarebytes regularly including this afternoon and use Norton Security all the time. Quite sure it's not a virus problem, I'm guessing it's something to do with a MS update of some kind which is why I would rather fix it instead of reverting.
     
    MSRadell, Apr 2, 2016
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  10. davidhk Win User
    I have no more suggestions.
    Sorry.
     
    davidhk, Apr 2, 2016
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  11. Edwin New Member
    @MSRadell:

    Does the name on the login screen, that you sign in with, coincide with the name of your user folder?
     
    Edwin, Apr 2, 2016
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  12. OldMike65 Win User
    Does Malwarebytes Anti-Malware replace antivirus software? Malwarebytes Anti-Malware is not meant to be a replacement for antivirus software. Malwarebytes Anti-Malware is a complementary but essential program which detects and removes zero-day malware and "Malware in the Wild".
    This includes malicious programs and files, such as virus droppers, worms, trojans, rootkits, dialers, spyware, and rogue applications that many antivirus programs do not detect or cannot fully remove. That being said, there are many infections that Malwarebytes Anti-Malware does not detect or remove which any antivirus software will, such as file infectors.
    It is important to note that Malwarebytes Anti-Malware works well and should run alongside antivirus software without conflicts. In some rare instances, exclusions may need to be set for your specific antivirus product to achieve the best possible system performance.
     
    OldMike65, Apr 2, 2016
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  13. MSRadell Win User

    Microsoft Edge can't be opened using the built-in administrator

    Yes it does and everything else works fine.
     
    MSRadell, Apr 2, 2016
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  14. LMiller7 Win User
    Modern Apps such as Edge do not work with an Admin account when UAC has been disabled. This is by design.
    Enable UAC and see if that solves the problem.
     
    LMiller7, Apr 2, 2016
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  15. MSRadell Win User
    I'm not sure how UAC got completely turned off, I had to go back into the security policies to reauthorize it.
     
    MSRadell, Apr 5, 2018
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