How to Run Command Prompt as an Administrator

Command Prompt in Windows Operating System is used to launch programs, change various Windows settings, and enable or disable some Windows features. Whereas an elevated Command Prompt or Command Prompt with administrator rights is necessary to execute certain commands, these commands are sometimes necessary to be operated as an administrator.

Most of the time opening the Command Prompt as a regular user is common. But there are situations when you might need to open Command Prompt Window as Administrator so that you can execute those restricted commands such as enabling Hibernation mode and creating bootable Windows USB flash drive and repairing Windows system files.

Command Prompt as Administration

There is a very easy way to know if the Command Prompt window you’ve opened is elevated or not. If it is elevated then the window title says Administrator: Command Prompt, and is not elevated if the window title says Command Prompt only.

This topic describes how to open a command prompt with full administrator permissions. If your user account is a member of the Administrators group but is not the Administrator account, then the programs that you run only have standard user permissions. You must have to specify that you should be required the use of administrative permissions by using one of the procedures in this topic.

Methods to Start a Command Prompt as an Administrator

There are a number of ways which can be used by a user to run a command prompt as an administrator. Only a few of them are explained below: –

  1.  By Using the Power Users Menu
  2.  By Using the Start-Up Menu
  3.  By Using the Run Box

By Using the Power Users Menu

With help of this method, you can easily start a command prompt as an administrator. Power Users Menu is the most common method for Starting the Command Prompt as an Administrator. Now, follow these easy steps and get the solution of your problem.

Step 1: Simply opens the Power Users menu by pressing Windows plus X key, i.e Windows+X or just by right-click the Start button.

Step 2: When your power user menu is open, select the Command Prompt (Admin).

Step 3: Simply launches the Command Prompt with all the admin privileges.

Step 4: A new window appears on your screen, i.e User Account Control, just click on Continue button to go ahead.

Step 5: Once you clicked on continue button, the new dialogue box appears on your screen, you just click on Yes button.

Step 6: When you click on yes, a new window open on your screen, i.e Administrator: Command Prompt.

Step 7: On that window, you can run any command whether it requires any administrative privileges or not.

In this way, you can easily access all administrative privileges to command prompt using Power Menu.

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By Using the Startup Menu

Startup Menu

With help of Startup Menu method, you can easily start the command prompt as an administrator. Just follow these simple steps and achieve your solution.

Step 1: Simply clicks on the start menu, and type the word command in that part with the help of the keyboard, when you are writing command, on the top of the list you will see Command Prompt.

Step 2: Simply Right-click on command prompt and then select Run as administrator from the options seen when you right-click on it.

In this way, you can easily access all administrative privileges to command prompt using Power Menu.

By Using the Run Box

Run Box

With help of Run Box method, you can easily start the command prompt as an administrator. By following these simple steps you can do this.

Step 1:  Simply press the Windows button plus R, i.e Windows+R in order to open the “Run” box.

Step 2: Once run box is opened type the word cmd into the box with the help of keyboard.

Step 3: When you enter the command in the box and then press Ctrl+Shift+Enter to run the command as an administrator.

In this way, you can easily access all administrative privileges to command prompt using Power Menu. As the above specific steps involved in opening an elevated Command Prompt differ somewhat depending on your operating system.

This wraps up the article. I hope these methods help you a lot to run the command prompt as an administrator in Windows 10. If you liked the article then please share it on social media. And if you want to ask any question or you want to suggest any update regarding Windows installation then you are welcome to comment below in the comment section. Your comments and feedback are always valuable for us.

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