A small tip on how to run your command prompt as an administrator or in other words, open an elevated command prompt, in Windows 11/10/8/7. We have seen how to launch Command Prompt, and carry out many tasks. But some tasks required elevated privileges to be run. In such cases, you have to open an elevated command prompt window. So let us see how to launch, run or open Command Prompt as an administrator or an elevated CMD with administrative privileges & rights in Windows 11/10/8/7.
How to run Command Prompt as Administrator in Windows 11/10
To run Command Prompt as administrator in Windows 11/10, follow these steps:
- Search for cmd in the Taskbar search box.
- Make sure the Command Prompt result is selected.
- Click on the Run as administrator option.
- Click the Yes button in the UAC prompt.
To learn more about these steps, continue reading.
At first, you need to search for cmd in the Taskbar search box and ensure that the Command Prompt result is selected or highlighted.
If so, click the Run as administrator option. If your computer displays the UAC prompt, click the Yes option to find Command Prompt as administrator.
However, if you are using Windows 10 or Windows 8, you may not have to follow this aforementioned method. In Windows 10/8, you can open elevated Command Prompt from the Win+X menu.
In Windows 10 and Windows 8, follow these steps:
Take the cursor to the bottom left corner and right-click to open the WinX menu. Select Command Prompt (Admin) to open an elevated command prompt.
So you see, things have been made easier in Windows 10/8.1.
In Windows 7, follow these steps:
- Type cmd in Start search.
- In the results, you will see ‘cmd‘.
- Right-click on it and from the context menu select Run as Administrator.
TIP: This post will help you if you can’t run Command Prompt as administrator.
Other ways to open an elevated command prompt:
There are more other ways to open an elevated Command Prompt in Windows 11/10. Some of the ways are:
- Press Ctrl+Shift+Esc to open the Task Manager. Click on File menu > Run new task. To open a command prompt window, type cmd. Remember to check the Create this task with administrative privileges check-box. Then hit Enter.
- You can also open an elevated Command Prompt from the Task Manager using CTRL key.
- Or then simply open the Start Menu or Start Screen and start typing the command line. Next, hold the Shift and Ctrl keys, and then hit Enter to open the command line in an elevated command prompt.
- Open an elevated command prompt using CMD
- Run Commands from Windows Start Search Box as an Administrator
- How to always run Command Prompt as Administrator
- Run commands from Explorer address bar.
How do I force Command Prompt to run as administrator?
You can use the keyboard shortcut to force Command Prompt to run as administrator. For that, you need to search for cmd in the Taskbar search box and press the Ctrl+Shit+Enter button together.
How do I open Command Prompt in Windows 11?
Although Microsoft removed Command Prompt from the Win+X menu in Windows 11, you can use the Taskbar search box to open Command Prompt on your computer. You need to search fox cmd and hit the Enter button. It will open Command Prompt on your PC. Alternatively, you can open Windows Terminal to perform the same job.
How do I run cmd as administrator in standard user?
To run cmd or Command Prompt as administrator in Standard user, you need to follow the steps mentioned above. In other words, you need to search for cmd in the Taskbar search box, click the Run as administrator option, and click the Yes option.
Now see how to open an elevated PowerShell prompt in Windows 11/10.