Many a time, you would find yourself in a situation where there is a need to run Command Prompt as Administrator, since, some commands won’t work in normal Command Prompt. This guide is here to help you to open Command Prompt as Administrator in Windows 10 and Windows 8/8.1.
When you open Command Prompt as Administrator you would see “Administrator: Command Prompt” written as in the image below:
While in the normal user Command Prompt, it’s only “Command Prompt” written. So, this is an easy way to tell if you are running CMD as Administrator or not.
How to Open Command Prompt as Administrator in Windows 10 and Windows 8/8.1
- The first way would be the same as that for Windows XP, 7 etc. Press Windows Button and then type in Command Prompt. When Command Prompt shows up in the menu right click on it and then click “Run as Administrator”.
- Second way: Press CTRL + R to open Run box. Now type in CMD there and press CTRL + SHIFT + ENTER simultaneously to run Command Prompt as Administrator.
- A third way is to press CTRL + X simultaneously. A menu will appear on the lower left-hand side on the screen. There would be an option “Command Prompt as Administrator“. Click on that and CMD will run as Administrator. (This option will only work on those Windows which have not been updated to Creator’s update.)
Please note that these methods will work only if you have access to the system as an admin. If you are logged in through a Guest account then these methods won’t work and you won’t be able to access Command Prompt as Administrator
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