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Be Admin and keep Metro apps working

  1. #1

    Posts : 1
    Windows 8 x64 Enterprise

    Be Admin and keep Metro apps working

    Hey, i am having some trouble to make some things work on Windows 8 x64 Enterprise

    I need to be the admin of my computer (i am the only user) and Turn the UAC off. i manage to make this happen by doing this

    1) Type secpol.msc in the Start Menu and press Enter.
    2) Double click on Local Policies then double click on Security Options.
    3) Scroll to the bottom to this entry -
    User Account Control: Run all administrators in Admin approval mode.
    Double click that line.
    4) Set it to disabled then press OK.
    5) Reboot.
    Ok, now i am the administrator and i am with no popups asking if i give the admin privileges and all that bunch of crap.

    Now i need the Metro Feature to work, so i did this:

    Navigate to the UAC registry setting - it is located here:
    Computer\HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Win dows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System\EnableLUA
    That setting (EnableLUA) should be of type "REG_DWORD" and the Data should be "0x00000000 (0)".
    Double click on that and change the "Value data:" from 0 to 1.
    But when i make these 2 (messing up with the regedit and the policies) when i reboot, one of them doesn't work.

    For example, now if i enabe the metro apps, it will disable the administrator mode automaticly.

    Is there any solution?

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  2. #2

    Posts : 21,868
    64-bit Windows 10

    Hello Carneiro, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    I'm sorry, but Metro Store apps will not work in an elevated account, and/or when you disable UAC by having EnableLUA set to 0.

    This is an either or setting. There's no way to have both with Store apps working.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

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