Can’t open browser; Getting error “This app can’t open”

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Introduction

When starting the browser Microsoft Edge or another app in Windows 10 you might get the following error:

This app can’t open.

Microsoft Edge can’t be opened using Built-in Administrator account. Sign in with a different account and try again.

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  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.
  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”:

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    On the next screen click on “Change User Account Control Settings”:

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    On the next screen set the slider to the 3rd option from the bottom:

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    Click on OK to save.

  3. Reboot
    Click on Start -> type cmd -> hit Enter:

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    On the command prompt type “shutdown /r /t 0” to reboot:

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    Finished!

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