How to open elevated command prompt in Windows 10?

This article explains you what does Elevated Command Prompt mean and provides you four ways how to open elevated command prompt in Windows 10. So, read the article throughout.

What is “Elevated Command Prompt”?

You can open Command Prompt with two ways, you can choose to run it normally or open elevated Command Prompt mode. Briefly said, Command Prompt is an application that allows you execute programs, change settings and access files by typing commands into the Windows. It is commonly used by administrators and powers users to quickly type commands or execute scripts that perform multiple actions at once.

When you open Command Prompt in Windows 10, you will be able to execute commands under the security level of the logged in as user. You can’t access files or issue commands those of administrative privileges. Here comes the role of Elevated Command Prompt that allows you access the files and programs as an Administrator of the system. Check below the guide how to open elevated command prompt in Windows 10.

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Four ways to open elevated command prompt in Windows 10

#1: Open Elevated Command Prompt via Run Window

  • Press Windows + R to open Rub Box and type cmd in it.
  • Press Ctrl+ Shift + Enter,
  • Click Yes if User Account Window, if shown.

  • This is all. Command Prompt will then run as administrator.

#2: Access Elevated Command Prompt from Start menu

  • Go to the start menu and type cmd in the search area,
  • Right-click on the Command Prompt application and choose Run as Administrator,

  • If User Account Control Windows appears, click “Yesto launch the elevated cmd.exe.

#3: Run Elevated Command Prompt using Task Manager

  • Open Task Manager by Ctrl+ Shift+ Esc shortcut key,
  • Go to the File tab and choose Run new task,
  • Type cmd in the create new task window,
  • Tick the box that says Create this task with administrative privileges,

  • Click OK and select the Yes option on UAC (User Account Control) pop-up.

#4: Create a shortcut for Elevated Command Prompt in Windows 10

  • On the blank are onto the desktop, right-click once and click on New> Shortcut,
  • In the opened Create Shortcut Window, type cmd and click “Next”,
  • Give it a name like Command Prompt and click Finish button,
  • Now, go to the properties option of the created shortcut (right-click on the CMD shortcut icon and select properties),
  • On the Shortcut tab, click Advanced,
  • Tick the Run as administrator option in Advanced properties window and then select OK

Up next, double-clicking to the created command prompt shortcut will open the command prompt with administrator right to it.

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