How to Run Control Panel as Administrator on Windows 11?


The Control Panel is a component of Microsoft Windows that provides the ability to view and change system settings. It consists of applets that include adding or removing hardware and software, controlling user accounts, changing accessibility options, and accessing networking settings.

To start with, Windows doesn’t let you run Control Panel as administrator. It is because you gain nothing by launching Control Panel as an administrator in Windows 7, Windows 8/8.1, and Windows 10. That is, in short, Control Panel is just a simple way to access all tools and options available in Windows. In other words, it includes only shortcuts to programs and administrator tools such as Programs and Features and Folder Options.

There is a workaround to open Control Panel as an administrator in Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 10 if you want to open Control Panel as an admin. All you need to do is, create a shortcut to the Control Panel on your desktop and then configure Windows to launch the shortcut as administrator.

In this rise windows article, we will show you how to run Control Panel as an Administrator in Windows 11.

How to Open Control Panel as Administrator in Windows 11?

If you wish to access Control Panel with elevated rights in Windows 11, use the following:-

Step 1. First, right-click on the blank area on the desktop and select New > Shortcut.


Step 2. Now, the “Create Shortcut” wizard will open. Type the following in the location box and then click the Next button:-


Step 3. Then, in the following screen, name the shortcut as “control panel” and then click the Finish button.

Step 4. Once you complete the above steps, you will see a shortcut to the control panel on the desktop. But, when you double-click on this shortcut icon, it will open with a regular user privilege because it is just a shortcut icon of the Control Panel and nothing else. You can do one thing here: whenever you want to open the “Control Panel” with administrative privilege, right-click on it and select “Run as administrator.” Otherwise, if you’re going to curtail the process, keep continuing with the next steps.

Step 5. After that, right-click on the control panel desktop shortcut and select the Properties option.

Step 6. Next, head to the Shortcut tab and click the Advanced button.

Step 7. You will be greeted with a new pop-up window, “Advanced Properties.” Check the checkbox Run as administrator and then click the OK button.


Step 8. Lastly, in the Properties dialog, click Apply and then the OK button.

When you double-click the control panel shortcut icon, Windows 11 will prompt with the UAC screen. After clicking the Yes button, you can open it with administrative rights.

That’s it for the article.

I hope this post will guide you well.

Good luck & stay healthy, guys.

Also read: How to Open Control Panel on Windows 11?

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