15 thoughts on “Fix: Apps and Start menu do not open under Administrator account in Windows 10

  1. Rafael

    Sergey, pleasy release msconfig.exe windows 7 for windows 10. Big thanks.

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    1. Sergey Tkachenko Post author

      i will do.

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  2. JuanRa

    I have done the procedure, and Edge cannot be loaded
    Thanks

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  3. thankya

    Isn’t this the same as setting the local security policy ‘User Account Control: Admin Appproval Mode for the Built-in Administrator account’ to ‘Enabled”:

    User Account Control: Use Admin Approval Mode for the built-in Administrator account

    This policy setting controls the behavior of Admin Approval Mode for the built-in Administrator account.

    The options are:

    • Enabled: The built-in Administrator account uses Admin Approval Mode. By default, any operation that requires elevation of privilege will prompt the user to approve the operation.

    • Disabled: (Default) The built-in Administrator account runs all applications with full administrative privilege.

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    1. Sergey Tkachenko Post author

      You are right.

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      1. aix

        how do you reverse this via regedit? please help!

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        1. Sergey Tkachenko Post author

          You need to delete the FilterAdministratorToken parameter.

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  4. Joe

    Hi i am unable to login to Windows 10 after adding this FilterAdministratorToken

    Cant even open cmd pompt from login screen, it says my real password is wrong. Please assist.

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    1. Sergey Tkachenko Post author

      Hi
      The tweak is NOT related to the login issue.
      What else you did?
      In which account you cannot login? In yours or in the Adminstrator account?

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  5. Joe

    Sergey can you please assist me, i am starting to panick as i am unable to login to my machine.

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  6. Joe

    This is the only change i did before restarting. It wont let me login with the administrator or my user account. I am 100% certain that this was the onky thing changed.

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  7. Mari

    It works to bring the Calculator working but it disables Everything else ……………………….

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    1. Mari

      I am running Admin account

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  8. Abhishek Kumar

    Another “fix” is using an alternative Start menu like Classic Shell, StartIsBack or Stardock’s.

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  9. Chris

    Hi, this did not work on my system. I don’t see a date of this post; is it possible later releases of Windows have closed this workaround? Thanks!

    (Specifically, added FilterAdministratorToken and set it to 1. Tried running “calc” from an Administrator Command Prompt, and also from the Run… dialog.)

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