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App can’t open with built in administrator account | Windows 10 app store not working [solved]

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All of a sudden I couldn’t open images anymore (using Photo’s, which is a windows 10 app) on my Windows 10. Also Edge and the Windows 10 App store wouldn’t open with a solid This app can’t open.

Sometimes I got a more informative : Microsoft Edge can’t be opened using the Build-in Administrator account.

It then popped up a message saying: This app can’t be activated by the Build-in Administrator. Microsoft likes kicking a dead horse.

It kept telling me App can’t open with built in administrator account whenever I tried opening or using ANY of the Windows Apps.

I browsed through tons of solutions involving dos prompts and digging the registry. But I know to ignore all that by now. 🙂

So I searched till I found a very simple solution: And there it was: the “troubleshooter for Windows apps” solved it for me.
You’ll find it here:
https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/instantanswers/69e76f90-d54c-44cf-9851-c2d1542790db/run-the-troubleshooter-for-windows-apps
It’s one of those downloadable Microsoft repair kits. Just go there, click “Run tourbleshooter”.


It might suggest you to connect to your online Microsoft Account. But you can safely ignore that.

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