How to Set Apps to Always run with Elevated Privileges on Windows 10?

There is a difference between running an application through a standard user account and as an administrator. Running an application as an administrator allows you to make changes to the application, which isn’t possible through a standard user account. For example, if you often use a particular application, such as Command Prompt or PowerShell, you can change the setting so the desired application is always run with elevated privileges.

Here we are talking about changing the settings because the applications you have on your Windows 10 computer are, by default, run without any elevated privileges whenever you open them. Now you don’t have to worry about it being a long process. The steps are simple and will help you launch the application hassle-free once you follow all the steps and get to the end of this risewindows article.

Keep reading for detailed instructions.

How do you set apps to always run with elevated privileges on Windows 10?

Use the following steps to set a particular application to always run as an administrator:-

Step 1: Go to the Taskbar and click on the start button. Now, search for a program.

Elevate a Program in Windows 10 usi...
Elevate a Program in Windows 10 using Run as Administrator

Step 2: When the program name appears in the search results, right-click on it and click on the option that says open file location.

Step 3: The above steps open the file shortcut location. Go to the program properties after right-clicking on the shortcut.

Step 4: Go to the Shortcuts tab in the Properties window.

Step 5: Click on Advanced.

Step 6: Check the box “Run as administrator.”

Step 7: Click on OK.

Step 8: Click on Apply and then on OK.

Once you complete all the above steps, the apps will run with the raised privileges. However, you will still get a prompt notification asking if you want to run the application through a regular user account.

If you change your mind at any point in time and want to go back to the previous settings, just repeat the above steps, and in step 6, un-check the box that says “Run as administrator”. Also, the above steps with other Windows OS like Windows 8.1, 7, etc.

That is it.

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