How to Run A Command As Administrator In Windows

Trust me, you will not be arrested or punished if you call me a shortcut freak. This is so correct considering the way I go about running things around my laptops. Well what do you expect from a geek? Lol. Aside using keyboard shortcuts on my Windows 10 laptop I also use command prompts to get things done quickly. But if you are familiar with Windows 10 you will notice there is no way to run command prompt directly from the Run Box. So let’s break rules again as I walk you through on how to do that on different versions of Windows.

Running a Command as Administrator in Windows Vista, 7, 8.1 or 10

To try this out, go to the run box and type in something (cmd, for example)

How to Run A Command As Administrator In Windows

If you’re using Windows 10, it will look a little different, but it’ll be the same thing:

Run A Command As Administrator In Windows

Now instead of hitting the Enter key, use Ctrl+Shift + Enter. You will be prompted with the obnoxious User Account Control dialog… but it will then open up a command prompt in Administrator mode.

3Hint: You can use Alt + C to quickly close the User Account Control dialog in Vista, or Alt+Y in Windows 7, 8, or 10.

Running a Command as Administrator in Windows 8

You can’t use either of the methods listed above in Windows 8, instead you’ll have to either just open a command prompt in administrator mode and run the commands from there (the smartest idea) or you can type the command into the search on the Start Screen, and then right-click to get the menu to allow you to run as administrator.

How to Run A Command As Administrator In Windows 8.1But seriously, Windows 8 is really annoying if you ask me.

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