To run the Command Prompt as an administrator in Windows, there are several methods you can use:
Method 1: Through the Start Menu
- Open Start: Click on the Start button.
- Search for Command Prompt: Type “cmd” or “Command Prompt” into the search bar.
- Run as Administrator: Right-click on “Command Prompt” from the search results and select “Run as Administrator”.
Method 2: Using Windows Search
- Open Windows Search: Press the Windows Key + S simultaneously.
- Type “cmd”: Enter “cmd” in the search bar.
- Run as Administrator: Right-click on “Command Prompt” in the results list and choose the “Run as Administrator” option.
Method 3: Via the Run Command
- Open Run Command: Press the Windows logo key and R together to open the Run dialog box.
- Navigate to System32: Type
%windir%\System32\in the Run command box and press Enter.
- Run cmd.exe as Administrator: Locate the file named
cmd.exe, right-click on it, and select “Run as administrator”.
Method 4: Through the Quick Link Menu
- Access Quick Link Menu: Right-click the Start button or use the Windows key + X keyboard shortcut to open the Quick Link menu.
- Select Command Prompt (Admin): From the menu, select “Command Prompt (Admin)” to open an elevated command prompt window.
Method 5: Using the WinX Menu in Windows 10 and 8
- Open WinX Menu: Right-click at the bottom left corner of the screen to open the WinX menu.
- Choose Command Prompt (Admin): From the menu, select “Command Prompt (Admin)” to open an elevated command prompt window.
These methods provide you with various ways to open the Command Prompt with administrative privileges, allowing you to perform tasks that require higher permissions on your Windows computer.
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