Users who have enabled the disabled-by-default Administrator account in Windows 10 face the issue that Universal apps like Photos, Calculator do not work. Also, the new Start menu does not open. Any XAML/Modern app code fails to work. Here is a workaround to fix this issue.
As you might be knowing, when you enable the hidden Administrator account in Windows 10, it will operate without UAC enabled. Since all Modern/Universal apps like Photos, Calculator require UAC to be enabled, they won’t work! The worst thing is that the Start menu also won’t work, since it is also a Modern app in Windows 10.
If you need to use the Administrator account but want to keep apps and the Start menu working, you need to apply a Registry tweak.
- Open Registry Editor
- Go to the following Registry key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System
- There you need to create a new 32-bit DWORD value named “FilterAdministratorToken“. Set it to “1” as shown below:
- If you already have this value, then just change its value data to “1“.
- You might need to restart Windows 10 for the changes to take effect.