Windows 10 has a host of security enhancements to prevent unauthorised intrusion into the operating system (OS) and user files.
Windows 10 troubleshooting tips and guides
However, this mechanism can sometimes block or flag legitimate programs and apps from functioning properly, even after using elevated Administrator permissions with User Account Control (UAC).
Affected Windows 10 users may encounter interference with the execution of normal Windows programs, with error messages such as:
"An administrator has blocked you from running this app. For more information, contact the administrator."
Here are a few simple steps to bypass or circumvent the "protection error" in Windows 10, after enabling the hidden Administrator account:
- Launch Start Menu, search for and select Command Prompt. Then right-click on it and choose Run as Administrator from the context menu.
- Type the following net user administrator /active:yes then hit Enter
- You should see a message saying "command completed successfully".