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Microsoft Edge Can’t be opened using built-in Administrator

Postby chicagotech » Tue Sep 26, 2017 10:58 am

For the security reason you may not be able to open Microsoft Edge with this message: Microsoft Edge Can’t be opened using the built-in Administrator.
If you do want to use Edge with an administrator account, you may try these:

1. For Windows 10 Editions

In this method the above done changes will be made in the Local Security Policy instead of Windows registry. Local Security Policy is unavailable in Windows 10 Home so the Registry method was used above.

To open Local Security Policy, Press and Hold the Windows key and Press R.

In the run dialog box, Type secpol.msc and Press Enter. Local Security Policy window will open.

In it, on the left pane, Navigate to Security Settings > Local Policies >Security Options.

With Security Options selected on the left pane, Locate User Account Control Admin Approval Mode for the Built-in Administrator account on the right pane. Double Click it to open its properties.

Select Enabled in the Local Security Setting tab and Click Ok.

Now Restart your computer and check of Microsoft Edge opens.

If not, then Follow the above method for Windows 10 Home edition. This combo has also worked for a few users who were still unable to open Microsoft Edge.

2. If you are using Windows 10 Home do the following:

Create a system restore point and then Run regedit to open the Registry Editor. Navigate to the following registry key:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE \SOFTWARE \Microsoft \Windows \CurrentVersion \Policies \System

In the right pane, create a new DWORD value named FilterAdministratorToken and set its value to 0.

Also, navigate to the following key:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE \SOFTWARE \Microsoft \Windows \CurrentVersion \Policies \System \UIPI

Once here, change the default REG_SZ string key from Value not set to 0x00000001(1) and exit.

3. Change UAC setting

You may also have to do the following:

Open Control Panel > User Accounts. Select Change User Account Control settings.

The Slider should be set to the 3rd option from the bottom.

Click the OK Button.

Restart your computer and check.
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