How to Open Command Prompt as Administrator on Windows 11/10/8/7?

As a Windows user, you must have used Command Prompt to tweak one setting. Generally, whenever you access the Command Prompt on your computer, it opens regularly and is often sufficient. However, to perform commands with super privileges, you may need to enter the Command Prompt as an administrator or with elevated access. Windows 11/10/8/7 has several options for opening the Command Prompt and using these techniques, and you can open the Command Prompt with administrative privileges.

This article will walk you through at least three fast ways to open the Command Prompt with elevated privileges on Windows 11/10/8/7. These are as follows: –

  1. Using Start Menu
  2. Via  Run Box
  3. Through Power Users (Windows+X) Menu
  4. From File Explorer

How to open Command Prompt as Administrator using Start Menu?

Step 1: Click on the Start button in Windows 10/11 (or the Start screen in Windows 8/7) and type “Command Prompt” to access the Command Prompt with administrative privileges.

Step 2: Right-click on “Command Prompt” in the search results and select “Run as administrator.”

Step 3: If the “User Account Control” dialogue prompts you for permission to proceed, click on Yes.

After completing the above steps, a window will show up on your screen called the “Administrator: Command Prompt”. You can use the command prompt to execute any administrative task.

How to launch Command Prompt with Elevated Rights using the Run box?

Step 1: Open the “Run” box by pressing the Windows Logo + R keys. To run the command prompt as an administrator, type cmd and then press Ctrl + Shift + Enter.

The Command Prompt window with administrative privileges will show up on your screen after completing all the above steps. This approach is compatible with Windows 7/8/10/11.

How to access Command Prompt as Administrator using Power Users (Win+X) Menu?

In Windows 8 and 10, you may reach the Power Users menu by pressing Windows + X or by right-clicking on the Start button. When the Power Users menu appears, select “Command Prompt (Admin).”

Note: If you see PowerShell instead of Command Prompt on the Power User (WinX) menu, you must change the Power Users option to show Command Prompt.

A Command Prompt window with enhanced privileges will now appear on your screen.

How to open Command Prompt as Administrator from File Explorer?

Navigate to the “C:WindowsSystem32” folder in File Explorer. Right-click on the cmd file to launch Command Prompt with administrative privileges.

That is it

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