Windows 10 (29th July 2016)

Only real problem so far is the Windows 7 Built-In Admin Account cannot run Windows 10 Apps. Happily, changing a single registry key FilterAdministratorToken fixes this regression to Vista security model thinking. (It actually first appeared in Windows 8.)

Before this I couldn’t even see the account. Had to use an elevated command line prompt from the standard user account:

net user Administrator /active:yes

Thankfully the rest is OK. Although, I am changing a lot of defaults. In particular, I avoided the Express Settings as it makes your PC share a lot of data with Microsoft.

Desktop app for Calendar does hold a candle to my beloved Windows Live Mail; sadly the change of server protocols cut this ace program out.

OneNote as a desktop app is looking way better than using the web version. This and my calendar are the apps I rely on the most, since getting a Windows Phone some years ago.

Registry Key Fix

This is nostalgic… App can't open with built-in administrator account. Original message from the topic:

I can’t use any of the apps if I am signed in as the administrator. I want to use my admin identity because its too much trouble to have multiple accounts that install the same software twice. What can I do?

The situation and solution I found:

Upgraded from Windows 7 Home Premium, using the Built-In Admin account. When I upgraded to Windows 10, had to use elevated command line in my standard user account to make the admin account show up. And that worked, but could not run apps including most settings.

Only the Pro or Enterprise edition gets you the Group Policy or Local Security Policy tools. (As far as I can tell.)

But there is a single registry entry which has fixed it for me! Located in HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System\ you just set FilterAdministratorToken to 1.

Found the fix in this YouTube video. Same author as one linked earlier: Enable/Disable Admin Approval Mode for Windows 10 by Registry key

Moving WAMP out of Program Files Folder

(More to follow.)