When starting the browser Microsoft Edge or another app in Windows 10 you may get the following error: This app can’t open. Microsoft Edge cannot be opened using Built-in Administrator account. Sign in with a different account and try again. In this tutorial, you will learn how you can fix this error.
- Windows 10
- Internet connection
- Access to administrator settings
Step 1: Create your own users
We advise you to create your own users as outlined in this article and disable the built-in administrator account.
Step 2: Enable UAC
User Account Control (UAC) needs to be enabled if you want to be able to use Microsoft Edge and other apps. First click on Start -> type in “user accounts” -> click on “User Accounts”:
On the next screen click on “Change User Account Control Settings”:
On the next screen set the slider to the 3rd option from the bottom:
Click on OK to save.
Step 3: Reboot
Click on Start -> type cmd -> hit Enter:
On the command prompt type “shutdown /r /t 0” to reboot:
Congratulations, you have successfully fixed the error “This app can’t open” in Windows 10.