How to Run Command Prompt as an Administrator

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Command Prompt as an Administrator

How to Run Command Prompt as an Administrator

 You will have to get heightened privileges when running certain commands within the Windows environments using the command line.  To do this you will have to use the administrator command prompt instead of the normal level command prompt.  Let’s get start on how to start a Command Prompt as an Administrator.

Steps to Launching a Command Prompt as an Administrator

There are many ways to launching a command prompt so I will give you a few options.

In Windows 8 & 10:

Simply click on the menu and type cmd and right click on command prompt and choose Run as Administrator


Other options:

  • 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 checkbox. Then hit Enter.
  • You can also open an elevated Command Prompt from the Task Manager using CTRL key.
  • 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.

Any of these steps should produce an elevated command prompt to allow you to run commands for deletes and other operational changes.

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