Run CMD as Administrator – Command Prompt

The elevated command prompt allows users to execute commands with administrative privileges.

By default, when opening the command line in Windows, you will not have full rights and not all commands will work.

In this short note i am showing the easiest and quickest way of how to run CMD as administrator.

This method of opening the elevated command prompt works in Windows 7, Windows 10 and higher.

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Administrator Command Prompt

To run CMD as administrator do the following:

  1. Press Win keybutton to open the start menu
  2. Type in cmd to search for the command prompt
  3. Press Ctrl+Shift+Enter to run command prompt as administrator