FIX: This app can’t be activated when UAC is disabled

Method 1

This is the easiest method out there, it only requires a few clicks from you.

1. Open any app and wait till your receive the notification that the app cannot start while UAC is disabled, then click Turn on User Account Control

UAC: Disabled FIX: This app can't be activated when UAC is disabled uac

UAC: Disabled

2. Now set the bar to any setting you wish to use, you can use the lowest setting which disables all notifications from UAC but it will still be enabled, then click OK

UAC Settings FIX: This app can't be activated when UAC is disabled uac

UAC Settings

3. Reboot your device and try the app again.

 

Method 2

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1. Press the Windows + R key at the same time on your keyboard, then type Regedit.exe in the Run window and click on OK.

Run: Regedit FIX: This app can't be activated when UAC is disabled uac

Run: Regedit

2. Then unfold HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE, then SOFTWARE, then Microsoft, then Windows, then CurrentVersion, then Policies then System

3. Double-click EnableLUA and set the value to 1, then click on OK

Turn on LUA FIX: This app can't be activated when UAC is disabled uac

Turn on LUA

4. Reboot your device.

Reboot UAC FIX: This app can't be activated when UAC is disabled uac

Reboot UAC

 

 

 

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Yuri Pustjens
Yuri Pustjens
2014, 2015 & 2016 Microsoft Most Valuable Professional Windows Yuri specializes in troubleshooting (crash analysis and devices), system resource utilisation and system performance. He is also very interested in Customer Security. Yuri can be found as Windows Community Moderator and Wiki Author on Microsoft Answers and is active on different communities all across the web.
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