This app can’t open, App can’t open while User Account Control is turned off

If you can’t open an App while User Account Control is turned off, in Windows 10 and you receive a message This app can’t be opened or activated when UAC is disabled, then you need to enable the UAC. You could also see such messages if the UAC is disabled – This app can’t open, App can’t open while User Account Control is turned off.

This app can’t open, App can’t open while User Account Control is turned off

this app cant open uac is disabled

Enable User Account Control

To enable the UAC, type ‘uac’ in the Start Search. You will see Change User Account Settings. Click on it to open the User Account Settings applet.

This app can't open, App can't open while User Account Control is turned off

Move the slider to the lower-most position to disable the User Account Account.

Click OK and exit.

Now try and see if you can open the app.

If for some reason the UAC will not stay enabled, type ‘regedit‘ in Start search box and hit Enter to open the Registry Editor.

Navigate to the following key:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System

Here change the value of EnableLUA key, to its default 1. This will enable the UAC.

You can also download the Windows Store Apps Troubleshooter from Microsoft by clicking here and see if it resolves your issue.

Let us know if anything here helped you.

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Anand Khanse is the Admin of TheWindowsClub.com, a 10-year Microsoft MVP Awardee in Windows (2006-16) & a Windows Insider MVP. Please read the entire post & the comments first, create a System Restore Point before making any changes to your system & be careful about any 3rd-party offers while installing freeware.