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:
Tip: You can access any desired Registry key with one click.
If you do not have such a key, then just create it.
- 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.
Tip: Here's how to tweak your PC to ensure top performance for a specific type of task, be it gaming, document work or something else.
The same can be done using Winaero Tweaker. Go to User Accounts -> Enable UAC for built-in Administrator:
Use this option to avoid Registry editing.
You are done.